Czech shopping boom continued in November

The Czech shopping boom continued in November, according to figures released by the Czech Statistical Office on Thursday.

It said retail sales rose by 7.8 percent in the month compared with the situation in the same month a year earlier. Sales of non-food items showed the biggest increase at 10.7 percent with food items up 3.3 percent.

Sales by mail order or the Internet climbed by almost a quarter compared with the previous year. Many Czech have extra money in their pockets thanks to higher wages and low unemployment.