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The share of locally produced commodities in Mogilev Region’s retail trade turnover has grown by 1 percentage point on the year to reach a ground-breaking 85.5%, Interfax learnt from the department of trade, public catering and consumer services of Mogilev Region Administration.

The share of hone-made foods totaled 89.1%, non-foods – 79.1%, the officials informed.

Retail trade turnover in Mogilev Region totalled BYR 3,152.0 billion in 2006, which is 20.2% up on the year.

The value of foodstuffs sold made BYR 1,777.3 billion, non-foods - BYR 1,374.8 billion, which is 15.9% and 26.1% up against 2005 respectively.

The share of trading companies in the region’s retail turnover made 61.4%, while sales by private entrepreneurs and individuals account for 38.6%.

As far as foods are concerned, in the nine-month period Mogilev Region saw an increase in meat and poultry sales (11%), fish and seafood - 22%, dairy products - 25%, cheese - 24%, eggs – 29.5%, tinned fish – 21% up, juices - 66%.

As for non-foods, Mogilev saw an increase in sales of footwear – 23.2%, detergents - 50%, construction materials – 28.7%, clothing and underwear - 22%, printed periodicals – a 2.3-fold increase.

As of January 1, 2006 the stocks of ready-made goods stood at BYR 211.5 billion, which ensures 37 days of trade, the specialists specified. 

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