Wednesday 24 January 2018

Retail sales down 1.5pc in February, up 5pc on year - CSO

Retail therapy: Shoppers in pursuit of bargains at the Christmas sales on Grafton Street in Dublin. Photos: Tony Gavin
Retail therapy: Shoppers in pursuit of bargains at the Christmas sales on Grafton Street in Dublin. Photos: Tony Gavin

RETAIL sale volumes fell 1.5pc in February compared with the previous year, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show.

However, on an annual basis they were up 5pc on an annual basis.

When car sales are excluded, retail sales fell 0.4pc in February and up 2.3pc compared with the same period last year.

In February, car, electrical goods and food sales were down.

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