Retail trade turnover in Mogilev Region totalled BYR 2,798.4 billion in January-September 2007, which is 13.2% up on the year (against the target of 9.5%), Interfax learnt from the department of trade, public catering and consumer services of Mogilev Region Administration.
The value of foodstuffs sold made BYR 1,546.7 billion, non-foods - BYR 1,251.7 billion, which is 8.2% and 19.8% up against 2006 respectively.
Public catering companies sold BYR 113.7 billion worth of goods in January-September 2007 (12.5% up).
As far as foods are concerned, meat and poultry sales in Mogilev Region expanded by 7%, cheese - 20.8%, vegetable oil - 18.3%, canned fish - 18.3%, juices - 36%, confectionery - 10.6%
As for non-foods, Mogilev Region saw an increase in sales of footwear - 17.8%, refrigerators and freezers - 15.7%, knitwear - 31%, washing machines - 36.2%, construction materials - 38%, bicycles and motorcycles - 11.7%, TV-sets - 9%.
As of October 1, 2007 the stocks of ready-made goods stood at BYR 239.7 billion, which ensures 38 days of trade, the source specified.