Retail sales in the second quarter of 2021 rose to €13.5 billion from €10.9 billion in the first quarter, an increase of 23.8%, data released Friday by independent statistical authority ELSTAT show.
That jump can be easily explained by the fact that the strict lockdown on shops was relaxed on April 5, five days into the second quarter. Shops selling clothes, shoes, jewelry, watches and toys showed the greatest increase in sales in the second quarter. All those categories involve clients trying on the products – or seeing them up close – before buying.
[tratto da Ekathimerini (Grecia), 22 agosto 2021]