Retail sales up just 0.2% in 2017 -ISTAT (2)

Drop of 0.8% for small shops

(ANSA) - Rome, February 7 - ISTAT said Wednesday that Italian retail sales increased by a "modest" 0.2% in 2017 with respect to the previous year.
    The national statistics agency said the rise was driven by a 1.4% increase in sales at large retailers, with discount stores registering a 3.2% rise.
    Sales at small shops dropped 0.8%.
   

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