Summer sales fell by 25 pct

Shoppers looked without buying at this year?s summer sales, which ended on Wednesday.

According to the National Confederation of Greek Commerce (ESEE) this year saw the greatest drop in turnover of the last three years, amounting to 25 percent on average compared to last summer.

The data that ESEE has collected from 84 traders? associations across the country show that nine out of 10 traders have reported a decline in sales.

Cities and towns such as Florina, Trikala, Grevena and Nafplio reported a drop that reached or exceeded 50 percent.

Shops launched the traditional 10-day special-offers period on Thursday, maintaining their summer prices in a bid to recover some of the ground lost in July and August.