Italy’s retail sales increased at a faster-than-expected pace in November, after falling in the previous month, preliminary data from the statistical office Istat showed Thursday.
Retail sales climbed 1.1 percent month-over-month in November, reversing a 1.0 percent decrease in October. That was just above the 1.0 percent rise economists had forecast.
Sales of food products grew 1.1 percent over the month and those of non-food sales went up by 1.0 percent.
On a yearly basis, retail sales rose 1.4 percent in November, in contrast to a 2.3 percent fall in the previous month.
In volume terms, retail sales advanced 0.8 percent monthly and by 0.6 percent yearly in November.
Source: RTT News