German retail sales rose 0.5% in May

According to provisional data turnover in retail trade in May 2017 was in real terms 4.8% and in nominal terms 6.3% larger than that in May 2016. The number of days open for sale was 25 in May 2017 and 24 in May 2016.

Compared with the previous year, turnover in retail trade was in the first five months of 2017 in real terms 1.7% and in nominal terms 3.5% larger than in in the corresponding period of the previous year.