Thursday, the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia said that the retail trade turnover at constant prices declined a seasonally adjusted 2.6% month-on-month in March, after falling 4.4% in February.

On an annual basis, retail sales at constant prices dipped 27.3% in March, compared with a 25.3% fall in the previous month.

For the first quarter in 2009, retail sales decreased 14.1% compared to the previous quarter.

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