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CSO Figures Show Rise In Volume And Value Of Retail Sales For September

CSO figures show that September 2015 saw an increase of 0.3% in the volume of retail sales when compared with August of this year, and an 8.6% annual increase.

According to the Central Statistics Office, if Motor Trades are excluded, the increase of volume sales in September versus August goes up to 0.7%, but is only 8% up from the same month last year.

The largest month-on-month volume increase were in Other Retail Sales (+1.9%), in Non-Specialised Stores (+1.2%) and in Fuel (+0.6%).

However, the sectors that saw a decrease include Furniture and Lighting (-2.6%), Food Beverages & Tobacco (-2.2%) and Bars (-1.6%).

When it comes to value of retail sales, September 2015 saw a decrease of –0.1% compared with August 2015, even excluding Motor Trades, but there was an annual increase of 4.1%.

© 2015 - Checkout Magazine by Jenny Whelan.

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