Azerbaijanis spend almost as much on nonfoods as on foods


February 12, Fineko/abc.az. The retail chains sold goods for AZN 2.9 bn that is by 2.7% more than for the 2017 same term.

The State Statistics Committee reports that AZN 1.5 bn of them accounted for consumer goods, beverages and cigarettes and AZN AZN 1.4 bn for non–food products.

"Trading in consumer goods for the year grew by 2.4% and nonfoods by 3.1%," the Committee said.

According to the SSC, this January’s turnover of retail chains per capita totaled 293.8 manats that is by 8.1 manats more versus January 2018. In commercial networks each person bought foods for 147.6 manats and nonfoods for 146.2 manats on average.