Irish prov June retail sales up 1.1 pct m/m
DUBLIN, July 28 |
DUBLIN, July 28 (Reuters) - The volume of Ireland's retail sales rose 1.1 percent in June to stand 0.2 percent higher on the year, provisional figures from the Central Statistics Office showed on Thursday.
Excluding car sales, the volume of retail sales fell 4.2 percent in June from a year ago and dropped 0.1 percent month-on-month.
Final figures for May showed a monthly rise of 1.2 percent in retail sales volume to give a 1.9 percent drop on an annual basis. That compared to earlier provisional data showing a 1.3 percent rise in the month.
Economists expect retail sales to fall 1.2 percent this year according to the latest Reuters poll. They expect core retail sales to fall 2 percent for the same period (Reporting by Dublin newsroom; Editing by Ruth Pitchford)
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