Friday 15 November 2019

Christmas rally: December retail sales up 5.1pc from year earlier

Shoppers on Grafton Street
Shoppers on Grafton Street

Irish retail sales volumes were up 5.1pc in December from the same month the previous year and up 0.5pc from November, provisional figures from the Central Statistics Office showed on Wednesday.

Excluding car sales, which surged in the first few months of the year, volumes were up 4.8pc on the year and 1.9 higher month-on-month as sales of cosmetic and hardware goods drove a jump from the period around Christmas a year earlier

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