TABLE-Swiss retail sales up 2.7 pct yr/yr in Oct

Mon Dec 3, 2012 3:16am EST

Dec 3 (Reuters) - - Swiss retail sales rose 2.7 percent in October in real terms versus the year-earlier month, the Federal Statistics Office said on Monday.

Sales fell 0.4 percent compared to the previous month when adjusted for seasonal effects.

KEY FIGURES

Inflation-adjusted, y/y pct change

Oct 2012 Sept 2012

Retail sales total 2.7 5.0

Retail sales ex fuel 2.8 4.8

* Sales of food,

beverages, tobacco 2.0 1.4

* Non-food sales 2.5 6.7

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