Greek December retail sales plunge 11%, led lower by fuels, appliances

       ATHENS, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Greek retail sales by volume fell
11.0% in December compared to the same month a year earlier
after a revised 7.4% drop in November, statistics service ELSTAT
said on Friday.
    Retail sales were led lower by apparel and footwear, fuels,
lubricants, department stores and household appliances, the data
showed.
    Greece's economy is expected to contract by about 10.5% this
year, according to government estimates, hit by restrictions to
contain the coronavirus pandemic.

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KEY FIGURES                  DEC   NOV   OCT   SEPT   AUG
Retail sales by volume y/y  -11.0 -7.4*  4.7* -4.0   -0.6
Retail sales by revenue y/y -12.3 -8.5*  4.3  -4.1   -0.9
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 source: ELSTAT
 * revised

 (Reporting by George Georgiopoulos)

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