Serbia has seen steady growth in retail sales since the government lifted lockdown in May.
Serbia is expected to go into recession this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the economy seen falling by up to 3.5%.
Index reading seen as showing a "notable bump in the road in the recovery" of Kazakhstan's manufacturing sector.
Forecast comes despite collapse in output earlier in year due to coronavirus crisis. Positive picture in spite of ongoing lira weakness “which is causing inflationary pressures to build”.
The slowdown that started in September slowed some more in October as the IHS Markit Russia Manufacturing PMI dropped again to 46.9 at the start of the fourth quarter, from 48.9 in September.
The annual fall in prices was driven by goods prices, in particular fuel prices.
Corporate profits in Ukraine were doing well in 2019 and the large and medium-sized enterprises reported exceptionally good fourth-quarter takings, but as the economic shocks struck this year those earnings have turned into losses.
Turnover rose strongly in specialised stores selling computers and their accessories, books, sports equipment, games, toys, flowers and other items.
Biggest increase was in automotive fuel sales, up by 13.4%.
GDP down in annual terms but increased by 6.6% on second quarter as economy started post-lockdown recovery.
The coronacrisis has cost Russian companies RUB3.8 trillion ($47bn) in lost profits this year as of August this year, according to the latest data available.
New coronavirus infections continued to rise alarmingly in Central and Southeast Europe as the centre of the pandemic shifts back to Europe.