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Lithuania’s retail sales rose for the sixth month in a row in October, figures from the statistical office showed on Thursday.

Retail sales, excluding VAT, increased a working-day adjusted 8.5 percent year-on-year in October, following a 6.6 percent rise in September.

Sales of non-food stores increased 16.0 percent annually in October and sales in specialized stores rose 10.8 percent.

Sales in non-specialized stores, and those of food, alcoholic beverages and tobacco increased by 5.5 percent, each.

On a month-on-month basis, retail sales rose 1.3 percent in October.

For the January to October period, retail sales rose by a working-day adjusted 2.5 percent from the same period of the previous year.


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