Greece's retail trade volume index, excluding automotive fuel, slumped a further 16 percent in January against the corresponding month in 2010, according to figures released on Thursday by the independent Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

The Turnover Index in Retail Trade, excluding automotive fuel, recorded a fall of 13.3% in January 2011 compared with January 2010. The Volume Index in Retail Trade, excluding automotive fuel, recorded a fall of 14.8% in January 2011 compared with January 2010.

According to provisional results, the turnover index in retail trade at current prices, excluding automotive fuel, recorded a fall of 13.3% in January 2011 compared with January 2010. The Index in January 2010 recorded an increase of 5.3% compared with January 2009 (Tables 1,3).

The turnover index in retail trade, including automotive fuel, recorded a fall of 10.5% in January 2011 compared with January 2010. The Index in January 2010 recorded an increase of 8.3% compared with January 2009.

The volume of retail trade (i.e. turnover in retail trade at constant prices), excluding automotive fuel, decreased by 14.8% in January 2011, compared with January 2010. The Index in January 2010 recorded an increase of 5.5% compared with January 2009.

The retail trade volume index, including automotive fuel, decreased by 16.0% in January 2011 compared with January 2010. The Index in January 2010 recorded an increase of 6.0% compared with January 2009.