YEREVAN, October 9. / ARKA /. Armenia’s retail trade in January -August this year increased by 1% from the same period in 2012, while the retail trade across the CIS grew by 5.5 % on average , according to the CIS Statistical Committee.
In terms of retail trade growth Armenia was last among the former Soviet republics. The highest growth of almost 20 percent was reported by Turkmenistan; Belarus with 19.3% was second, it was followed by Tajikistan - 15.4%, Uzbekistan - 14.6% and Kazakhstan - 12.5%.
Ukraine reported a 10.2% growth, Kyrgyzstan - 9, 9 %, Azerbaijan - 9.4%, Russia - 3.9 %, and Moldova - 1.3%.
According to Armenia’s National Statistical Service, the retail trade in January- August 2013 amounted to more than 837.9 billion drams, a 5.6% rise over the same period of 2012. ($ 1 - 405.75 drams). -0-