In January-June the retail sector in Belarus expanded by 9.3% YoY, to Br21 billion, the National Statistics Committee reported.
In H1 wholesale trade totaled Br44.4 billion, up by 6.8%.
In January-June one-day retail sales per capita made up Br12.2 as against Br10.9 in January-June 2017. Retail trade by trade companies accounted for 88.9% of the total and amounted to Br18.7 billion, up by 12.2% in comparable prices.
In H1 trade by public catering outlets totaled Br1.2 billion and saw a 13.2% increase in comparable prices versus the same period a year prior. (BelTA/Business World Magazine)