COPENHAGEN, Jan 7 Retail purchases with the
Danish national debit card, Dankort, rose 3.5 percent in
December from a year earlier to 31.9 billion Danish crowns, card
payment services firm Nets said on Tuesday.
The data are an indicator of private consumption and come
ahead of the national statistics agency's retail sales figures.
Dankort purchases rose from the month before when they
totalled 26.8 billion crowns, said Nets, which is owned by
Danish retail sales rose 0.5 percent in November
year-on-year, official data from Statistics Denmark showed on
(Reporting by Copenhagen newsroom)