BUDAPEST, June 25 Hungary's calendar-adjusted
retail sales rose by an annual 6.3 percent in April
after a 8.5 percent increase in March, the Central Statistics
Office (KSH) said on Wednesday, revising its first estimate for
a 6.6 percent rise in April.
It added that figures for the first half of 2014 were not
comparable with those in the same period a year earlier due to
improved data collection from tobacco sales after a shake-up of
the sector from July 2013.
The KSH said without taking those changes into account,
calendar-adjusted retail sales would have been 4 percent higher
in April than a year ago.
Food sales rose by an annual 7.5 percent (versus a 8.2
percent first reading), non-food sales were up by 7 percent
(after a 6.6 percent first reading), while fuel sales were 3.8
percent higher (after a 3.9 percent first estimate).
CALENDAR-ADJUSTED RETAIL SALES (pct change)
April March April 2013 Jan-April
Year-on-year 6.3 8.5 2.6 6.9
(Reporting by Marton Dunai)