Yekaterinburg's retail trade turnover exceeded $20 billion in 2012
With an 8.8 percent increase over 2011, the record-breaking retail trade turnover will contribute to the budgets of 20 Yekaterinburg municipal agencies and departments, according to Ural Business Consulting.
In 2012, 537 new retailers opened in the Urals' capital, including 100 operations characterized as small businesses. The city's retail trading network grew by a total of 298 stores - 100 grocery stores and 166 non-food retailers.
Currently, there are 3,900 square feet of shopping space for every 1,000 residents in Yekaterinburg, Ural Business Consulting reports.
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