The retail sales volume with constant prices in Turkey soared 8.5% in November 2019 compared to the same month of the previous year, according to official figures released on Tuesday.
On an annual basis, drinks and tobacco, non-food (except automotive fuel), and automotive fuel sales rose 0.9%, 13% and 8%, respectively, said the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat).
Among non-food items, the volume of computer, book, and telecommunications equipment sales climbed 20.7%, while textile, clothing, and footwear sales gained 17.5%, and medical goods and cosmetic sales went up 11.5% in the same period.
Meanwhile, the sales volume of electronic goods and furniture fell 3% on an annual basis.
Sales by mail order and the internet climbed 41.1% in November 2019 compared to the same month of the previous year.
On a monthly basis, the retail sales volume rose 1.7% compared to the previous month.
“In the same month, food, drinks, and tobacco sales increased by 0.7%, non-food (except automotive fuel) sales increased by 2.7%, automotive fuel sales increased by 0.6%,” it added.