Lithuania's retail trade volume rose by 7.5 percent in March compared with a year ago.

Higher increases were registered in Ireland (10.8 percent), Romania (9.3 percent), and Croatia and Luxembourg (both 8.6 percent).

Latvia's retail sales rose by an annual 4.4 percent and Estonia posted a 5.5 percent increase.

Across the EU, the volume of retail trade rose by 2.9 percent year-on-year.