Turkey's retail sales volume with constant prices rose 11.9% year-on-year in July, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced Monday.
'In the same month food, drinks and tobacco sales increased by 12.3%,' TurkStat said.
Excluding automotive fuel, non-food sales posted a 13.9% increase, while automotive fuel sales saw a 7.2% rise over the same period.
Among non-food items, the volume of electronic goods and furniture sales grew 27.7% on an annual basis in July.
It was followed by the computers, books and telecommunications equipment sales, increasing 13.8% during the same period.
Also rising were textile, clothing and footwear sales -- 1.9% -- and medical goods and cosmetic sales -- up 4.4% -- from the same month last year.
Sales by mail order and the internet jumped 99.2% year-on-year in the month.
On a monthly basis, retail sales volume with constant prices soared 9.5% in July, TurkStat said.
By Aysu Bicer