Bulgarian retail sales (at constant prices) contracted 6.7% year on year in September, easing from the 12.2% y/y fall in August, the statistics office reported on November 9.
The fall in September was due to plunging food, non-food and motor fuels sales, according to working day adjusted statistics office data.
According to the latest available GDP data, individual final consumption of households fell by a real 0.2% in the second quarter of 2020.
Retail sales of food, beverages and tobacco went down 10.5% y/y in September, easing from a 17% y/y fall in August. Sales of non-food products (except fuel) contracted 0.3% y/y, after decreasing by 5.7% y/y in August. Automotive fuel sales plunged 15.2% y/y in September, easing from a 18.5% y/y fall in August.