February 8, 2013 / 8:16 AM / 4 years ago

TABLE-Swiss retail sales up 5.1 pct yr/yr in Dec

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ZURICH, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Swiss retail sales rose 5.1 percent in real terms in December versus the year-earlier month, the Federal Statistics Office said on Friday.

Sales were 1.2 percent higher compared to the previous month when adjusted for seasonal effects.

Key Figures

Inflation-adjusted, y/y pct change

Dec 2012 Nov 2012

Retail sales total 5.1 3.0

Retail sales ex fuel 4.9 2.7

* Sales of food,

beverages, tobacco 3.6 1.6

* Non-food sales 5.3 2.8

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