Relaxnews, The Independent
Food, alcohol and tobacco retail trade volume, which accounts for 16%, 4% and 3% of household expenditure, increased from April to May across the EU; Finland, Denmark and the UK the most expensive member states.
A report released July 5 by European Statistical site Eurostat revealed that the volume of retail trade across all 27 European Union member countries was up by 0.4% in May 2010 against May 2009.
The data shows that when compared with May 2009, the countries experiencing the greatest increase in volume of retail trade in May 2010 were Denmark (+3.8%), Poland (+3.5) and Estonia (+ 1.7%).
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Sales of food, drink and tobacco increase across Europe