Retail sales in recession-hit Italy fall again
Year-on-year figure 3.1% down in November24 January, 10:53
The national statistics agency said sales in November were 0.4% lower than in October.
It added that it was the eighth consecutive year-on-year drop and the fifth consecutive month-on-month fall. Food sales were 0.2% lower in November than in the same month in 2011.
Year-on-year sales were 3.9% down in small shops and 2.1% down in major retail networks. Discount food outlets, however, saw sales increase by 1.2%.
Istat said retail sales were 2% down in the first 11 months of last year compared to the same period of 2011.