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The seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade in September fell by 0.1 percent in the eurozone compared with previous month, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union (EU) said on Thursday.
     In the 28-member EU, the retail sales index rose by 0.3 percent in September compared with August 2015.
     Among EU member states for which data are available, the largest decrease in total retail trade was registered in Portugal, down by 2.2 percent, while the highest increase was registered in the United Kingdom with 2.0 percent.
     According to Eurostat, eurozone retail trade decreased in September due to a fall of 0.6 percent for "food, drinks and tobacco," while automotive fuel remained stable, and non-food products rose by 0.1 percent.
     In the 28-member bloc, retail trade increased in September due to rises of 0.4 percent for both automotive fuel and non-food products, while "food, drinks and tobacco" remained stable.
     On an annual basis, the retail trade volume increased by 2.9 percent in the euro zone and by 3.7 percent in the 28-member EU. 
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