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Turkey's retail sales volume with constant prices fell 0.8% year-on-year in June, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) announced on Aug. 14.
"In the same month food, drinks and tobacco sales increased by 3.0%," TÜİK said.
Excluding automotive fuel, non-food sales dropped 2.8%, while automotive fuel sales slipped 0.9% over the same period.
Retail sales volume with constant prices in the Turkish economy jumped 10.6 percent year-on-year in February, according to official figures released on April 13.
During the month, the highest annual hike was seen in non-food sales -- except automotive fuel -- with 14.7 percent, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) stated.
The Turkish government has extended the previously introduced tax cuts on several items, including house sales, furniture and white goods for another three months until the end of March this year in an effort to stimulate economic activity.
Road tax is set to decrease for owners of used cars that were first registered in another European Union country, according to a Finance Ministry circular issued on Thursday.
For instance, a 1.6L car registered in Greece in 2004, after its first registration in France in 2000, will pay road tax of 250 euros for 2017, against 265 euros in 2016.
Bulgaria's retail sales index dropped by 0.2% month-on-month in April at constant prices, the country's statistics office announced on Monday.
Year-on-year, retail sales were 0.5% higher compared to April 2014, according to preliminary data adjusted for the number of working days, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said in a statement.
A drop of 15 per cent in the sales tax imposed on tourist services has been welcomed by the Romanian tourism industry.