Turkey’s retail sales volume, a marker of growing consumer spending, surged 6.2% in February compared to the same month last year, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat).
Non-food sales – excluding automotive fuel – jumped 12.6% year on year in February, TurkStat data showed.
However, sales of food, beverages, and tobacco, as well as automotive gasoline, fell by 0.6% and 0.7%, respectively.
Among non-food items, textile, apparel, and footwear sales rose the most, climbing 31.2%, followed by medical goods and cosmetics, which increased 16.2%.
Sales by mail order and the internet rose by 20.7% year on year in February.
On a monthly basis, Turkey’s retail sales volume rose by 0.5% in the month.