JAKARTA Oct 8 Retail sales in Indonesia grew
11.4 percent in August from a year ago, boosted by increasing
consumption of clothes and foot wear, as well as food and
beverages, a survey by the central bank showed on Monday.
The retail sales index for August was at 152.1, growing at a
slower pace year-on-year than the previous month. But it was
still the highest in more than a year after July's reading of
137.1 according to Bank Indonesia's survey in 10 cities and 600
Domestic demand makes up around 55 percent of growth in
Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
Retailers expect sales in the next three to six months to
The country's inflation eased to 4.31 percent in September.
(Reporting by Rieka Rahadiana; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani)