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UKRAINE’S RETAIL TRADE TURNOVER IN Q1 GROWS BY 7.6%

Ukraine’s retail trade turnover, excluding the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea, Sevastopol and Donbas, grew by 7.6% in comparable prices in January-March 2018 (Q1) year-over-year, the State Statistics Service said on Friday. In particular, retail trade turnover in March-2018 increased by 13.1% compared to February this year and by 7.6% compared to March 2017, it said.
The largest growth in retail trade turnover in January-March 2018 compared to the same period in 2017 was observed in Vinnytsia region (12.3%), Zakarpattia (11.8%), Mykolaiv (10.8%), Sumy (9. 9%), Lviv (9.7%), Chernihiv (9.6%), Cherkasy (9.4%), Odesa (9.2%), and Kherson (8%) regions.