TABLE-Swiss Feb retail sales up 2.4 pct yr/yr

ZURICH, April 9 Tue Apr 9, 2013 3:19am EDT

ZURICH, April 9 (Reuters) - Swiss retail sales rose 2.4 percent in real terms versus the year-earlier month, the Federal Statistics Office said on Tuesday.

Sales edged 0.2 percent lower compared to the previous month when adjusted for seasonal effects.

KEY FIGURES

Inflation-adjusted, y/y pct change

Feb '13 Jan '13

Retail sales total 2.4 1.9

Retail sales ex fuel 2.7 1.9

* Sales of food,

beverages, tobacco 1.0 1.4

* Non-food sales 3.4 1.7

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