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MOSCOW, December 29, 0:09 /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s retail trade turnover increased by 3.9 percent in the first eleven months of the year, as compared to the same period of 2012, and reached 21,149.2 billion roubles (USD 1 = RUB 32.63), the Russian State Statistics Service says in a report.
In November 2013, the indicator grew 4.5 percent to gain 2,102.6 billion roubles.
In the month under review, the Russian retail trade was 90.4 percent formed by trading organisations and non-market self-employed businessmen. The share of retail market and fairs was at 9.6 percent, the statistics says, adding that the indicators amounted to 89.3 percent and 10.7 percent respectively in 2012.
In November 2013, the share of foods, including potables and tobacco, made up 47.1 percent in the structure of the retail trade turnover, while non-foods were at 52.9 percent, the statistics says, adding that in last year’s November the indices totalled 46.5 percent and 53.5 percent correspondingly.
According to statistics, the value of paid services to the population was estimated at 562.4 billion roubles, which was 0.7 percent smaller than in October 2013 and 0.2 percent smaller than in November 2012. In January-November, the year-on-year indicator grew 2.2 percent.