Trade slows down
Trade and Repair of Motor Vehicles, Motorcycles, Personal and Household Goods posted a
6.1 percent growth in the first quarter of 2018, slower than the 7.3 percent growth in the same period in 2017. Retail trade grew by 6.2 percent, but slower than the 7.8 percent growth of the previous year.
On the other hand, Wholesale Trade grew by
5.9 percent, higher than the 5.8 percent growth in the previous year. Maintenance and Repair of Motor Vehicles, Motorcycles, Personal and Household Goods registered a 4.8 percent growth, slower than the 5.1 percent in the previous year.