The volume of retail sales in Ireland decreased by 0.5% in October when compared to September on a seasonally adjusted basis and increased by 3.0% on an annual basis.
The latest figures from data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) showed that was a decrease of 1.0% in the value of retail sales in October 2019 when compared with September 2019 and there was an annual increase of 1.4% when compared with October 2018.
The sectors with the largest month on month volume decreases were 'Other Retail' which dropped by a significant 9.3% and fuel which fell by 5.2% during the period.
If Motor Trades are excluded, the CSO report showed that there was a decrease of 2.4% in the value of retail sales in the month and an increase of 0.5% in the annual figure.
© 2018 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition.