The Central Statistical Office (KSH) said sales in June increased by an annual 5.8 percent, based on calendar year-adjusted data. Adjusted food sales increased by 7.2 percent and non-food sales grew by 3 percent. Vehicle fuel sales increased by 8.6 percent. Sales of clothing and footwear rose by 18 percent. Commenting on the KSH release, Péter Cseresnyés, State Secretary of Trade Policy at the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (ITM), said the data largely reflected growth levels last seen before the previous spring, and the fresh impetus to tourism and the economy more broadly was likely to put retail sales on a sustainable upward path.