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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Retail sale volumes up 6.2pc on year – CSO

Published 27/06/2014 | 11:09

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Shoppers on Dublin's Grafton Street. Ireland's economy has picked up momentum, according the Moody's
Shoppers on Dublin's Grafton Street. Ireland's economy has picked up momentum, according the Moody's

THE volume of retail sales increased by 0.9pc in May compared with April while there was an annual increase of 6.2pc, new Central Statistics Office show.

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If car sales are excluded, there was a decrease of 0.5pc in the volume of retail sales in May 2014 when compared with April 2014 and there was an increase of 3.4pc in the annual figure.

The sectors with the largest month on month volume increases were Motor Trades (+4.6pc), Electrical Goods (+1.8pc) and Other Retail Sales (+1.4pc).

There was an increase of 0.6pc in the value of retail sales in May 2014 when compared with April 2014 and there was an annual increase of 4.1pc when compared with May 2013.

 If car sales are excluded, there was a monthly decrease of 0.3pc in the value of retail sales and an annual increase of 1.4pc. 

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