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Retail sales in May 2018

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ISTAT confirms a steady growth of retail sales and a massive growth of online retail sales

Source: ISTAT – Year-on-year estimates of the value of retail trade showed a slow growth in May 2018, increasing by 0.4% compared with May 2017, while the volume index contracted by 0.2% in the same periodOn the month, both the value and volume went up respectively 0.8% and 0.9% compared with April 2018. In May 2018 the underlying pattern in the data, as suggested by the 3 month on 3 month movement, continued to show decline in both value terms, decreasing for the 4th consecutive month (-0.1%) and in volume terms, falling for the 8th consecutive month (-0.2%). Compared with May 2017, the retail trade index for large scale distribution was estimated to have risen by 1.8%, while falls were reported by small scale distribution, which decreased by 1.5%. The value of sales made online in May 2018 increased by 13.9% compared with May 2017

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