By Stelios Orphanides
Retail value and volume rose in January to December last year a preliminary 0.3 per cent and 2 per cent respectively compared to the respective period a year before, the statistical service said citing preliminary data.
In December 2014, retail trade rose almost 24 per cent in terms of value and over 29 per cent in terms of volume compared to the month before, Cystat said in two separate statements on its website.
Revised figures showed that retail value and volume in November last year fell a monthly 6.1 per cent and 4.7 per cent respectively, Cystat said. Compared to a year before, November retail value fell 0.1 per cent while the volume remained unchanged.