TABLE-Swiss retail sales up 2.9 pct yr/yr in Nov

ZURICH Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:19am EST

ZURICH Jan 16 (Reuters) - Swiss retail sales rose 2.9 percent in November in real terms versus the year-earlier month, the Federal Statistics Office said on Wednesday.

Sales were 0.5 percent higher compared to the previous month when adjusted for seasonal effects.

KEY FIGURES

Inflation-adjusted, y/y pct change

Nov 2012 Oct 2012

Retail sales total 2.9 2.7

Retail sales ex fuel 2.6 3.1

* Sales of food,

beverages, tobacco 2.1 1.7

* Non-food sales 2.4 3.0

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