Retail trade turnover index registered a year-on-year change rate of -0.1% in March, 14.2 percentage points above the rate observed in February.
The indices of employment, wages and salaries and hours worked adjusted of calendar effects presented year-on-year change rates of -5.0%, -4.9% and -8.5%, respectively (-5.7%, -5.0% and -21.5% in the previous month, by the same order).
In the 1st quarter of 2021, the retail trade turnover index revealed a year-on-year change rate of -8.4% (-2.0% in the 4th quarter 2020).
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