(Dankort corrects data; sales fell 0.3 pct, did not rise 3.0
COPENHAGEN, April 4 Retail purchases with the
Danish national debit card, Dankort, fell 0.3 percent in March
from a year earlier to 26.3 billion crowns ($4.5 billion), card
payment services firm Nets said on Thursday.
The card purchases are considered an indicator of private
consumption and are released ahead of the national statistics
agency's retail sales figures.
Dankort purchases rose from a month earlier when they
totalled 21.9 billion crowns, said Nets, which is owned by
($1 = 5.8011 Danish crowns)
(Reporting by Copenhagen Newsroom)