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In June 2016 compared with May 2016, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade remained stable in the euro area (EA19) and declined by 0.2% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In May the retail trade volume increased by 0.4% in both zones. In June 2016 compared with June 2015 the calendar adjusted retail sales index increased by 1.6% in the euro area and by 2.4% in the EU28.
The stable volume of retail trade in the euro area in June 2016, compared with May 2016, is due to rises of 0.3% for non-food products and of 0.1% for "Food, drinks and tobacco", while automotive fuel decreased by 1.3%. In the EU28, the 0.2% decrease in the volume of retail trade is due to decreases of 1.0% for automotive fuel and 0.2% for "Food, drinks and tobacco", while non-food products increased by 0.2%. Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in total retail trade were registered in Portugal (+3.1%), Romania (+2.0%) and Spain (+1.0%), while the largest decreases were observed in Ireland (-1.6%), Estonia (-1.5%) and Poland (-1.0%).
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