Retail trade increased by 8.1 percent in Bashkortostan for the year - to 721.8 billion rubles
The retail trade turnover amounted to 721.8 billion rubles in the republic in 2013. In the mass of commodities it is 8.1 percent more than in 2012. According to the preliminary data of Bashkortostan Statistics Agency, in absolute terms the republic is the leader in the Volga Federal District.
More than half of the retail turnover accounts for small businesses.
Statistics say that more people prefer shopping malls to markets. The volume of goods sales by trading companies, including individual entrepreneurs out of the market, increased by 10.2 percent for the year. At the same time, sales in the markets declined by 4.4 percent.