April 9, 2019 / 3:18 AM / 15 days ago

Indonesia's retail sales growth in Feb picks up to 9.1 pct y/y

JAKARTA, April 9 (Reuters) -

* Retail sales in Indonesia grew at a faster pace of 9.1 percent in February from a year earlier, compared with an annual growth rate of 7.2 percent in January, a central bank survey showed on Tuesday.

* February retail sales were mainly backed up by the sales of clothing as well as cultural and recreational goods during the Lunar New Year celebrations.

* The survey had predicted retail sales would grow 8.0 percent in March from a year earlier. (Reporting by Nilufar Rizki; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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