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Irish retail sales edge 0.1% higher … RTE June 27, 2018 at 11:55AM

Irish retail sales edge 0.1% higher … RTE

 

Irish retail sales edge 0.1% higher in May – CSO

New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that retail sales edged 0.1% higher on a monthly basis in May on the back of increased sales of hardware and books.

The CSO said that retail sales rose by 4.3% on an annual basis.

When car sales are excluded, retail sales were up1.5% on a monthly basis and by 4.7% on a yearly basis – the highest rate of growth in three months.

Today’s CSO figures show that sales of hardware, paints and glass rose by 8.9% while sales of books, newspapers and stationary increased by 4.3%.

However, furniture and lighting sales were down 4.7% while bar sales fell 2.9% on a monthly basis.

 

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