Volume of retail trade down by 11.2% in euro area


In March 2020, the COVID-19 containment measures widely introduced by Member States had a significant impact on retail trade, as the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade decreased by 11.2% in the euro area and by 10.4% in the EU, compared with February 2020, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In February 2020, the retail trade volume increased by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU.

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