Greek retail trade slumped by 17.7 percent in March, compared with the same month in 2010, according to figures released by the independent Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) on Tuesday.
More specifically, the Turnover Index in Retail Trade, excluding automotive fuel, recorded a fall of 15.5% in March 2011 compared with March 2010, while the Volume Index in Retail Trade, excluding automotive fuel, recorded a fall of 17.7% in March 2011 compared with March 2010.

According to provisional results, the turnover index in retail trade at current prices, excluding automotive fuel, recorded a fall of 15.5% in March 2011 compared with March 2010. The Index in March 2010 recorded an increase of 11.0% compared with March 2009.

The turnover index in retail trade, including automotive fuel, recorded a fall of 13.2% in March 2011 compared with March 2010. The Index in March 2010 recorded an increase of 14.5% compared with March 2009.

The volume of retail trade (i.e. turnover in retail trade at constant prices), excluding automotive fuel, decreased by 17.7% in March 2011, compared with March 2010. The Index in March 2010 recorded an increase of 10.6% compared with March 2009.

The retail trade volume index, including automotive fuel, decreased by 17.5% in March 2011 compared with March 2010. The Index in March 2010 recorded an increase of 9.7% compared with March 2009.