The country’s retail sales volume with constant prices picked up 12.3% year-on-year in July, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat).
In the month, non-food sales (except automotive fuel) were up 18.2%, while automotive fuel and food-drinks-tobacco sales increased 8.1% and 5.2%, respectively, data from TurkStat revealed.
All non-food indices, including textile, clothing, and footwear, were up 37.3% annually, computers, books, and telecommunications equipment rose 7.3%, electronic goods and furniture jumped 1.1%, and medical goods and cosmetics surged 16.9%.
Sales by mail order and the internet also climbed 46.1% year-on-year in July.
Meanwhile, the retail sales volume was up 0.7% on a monthly basis, TurkStat said.
According to the latest data, retail turnover with current prices increased by 32.7% in the month compared with the same month last year.
“In the same month food, drinks and tobacco sales increased by 24.9%, non-food (except automotive fuel) sales rose by 37.9%, automotive fuel sales up by 31.4%,” TurkStat said.