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Wiesbaden – German retailers have their sales in December so hard not increased since like two and a half years. He was in the Christmas month price-adjusted 4.0 percent higher than in December of last year, said the Federal Statistical Office
Traders benefited from a special feature. “It should be noted that December, this time a sales day more had,” said it. However, compared with November, the real sales grew by only 0.2 percent, falling short of the forecasts of economists scarce. Overall, the German retail set last year in real terms by 1.4 percent in nominal terms and 1.7 percent more than in 2013. Thus, to the German retailers improved their business for the fifth year in a row.
Internet and mail order benefit especially
Especially good was the Christmas season for Internet and mail order. It took about ten percent more than a year before. Business with furnishings, household appliances and building materials grew above average, the sale of textiles, clothing and footwear due to the mild weather, however, comparatively poor
The prospects for 2015 are favorable: as the buying mood of consumers is now so well. Since 2001, no more, the Association for Consumer Research (GfK) determined recently. Contributing to mainly falling oil prices. The customer will have to pay less at the pump, and heating, so they have more money available for consumption
Summary. The sales of retailers in fifth year in succession. Especially the Christmas season went well – December had in 2014 but also a sales day more than last year
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