Purchases made in supermarkets accounted for 6% of the average Romanian household's expenditure in 2001, three times that recorded in 1998. Presenting the figures yesterday [Tuesday], Andi Dumitrescu, research director of the market researcher GfK Romania, added that sales of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) dropped by 13% in the country over the same 1998 to 2001 period.