Belarus Retail Sales Increased 7.5%
OREANDA-NEWS. June 5, 2012.
Sales by public catering organizations grew 1.6% to 2.907 billion rubles.
Of the total, trade organizations accounted for 80.7%, and individual entrepreneurs and newly formed unitary companies accounted for the rest.
Belarusian-made consumer goods accounted for 74.6% of the retail trade turnover. The share of Belarusian foodstuffs was at 83.8%, Belarusian non-foods at 61.7% in retail trade.
The share of private companies in the total retail turnover was at 82.7% (85.3% the year before), state companies 11.5% (10.7%), while the share of foreign companies stood at 5.8% (4%).