Retail sales up 2.7% in Feb, biggest rise since 2014

Istat reports 0.3% month-on-month increase

(ANSA) - Rome, April 22 - Italian retail sales increased by 0.3% in February with respect to January and by 2.7% compared to the same month in 2015, Istat said on Friday. The year-on-year rise was the biggest since April 2014. The national statistics agency said the driving force of the rise was the food sector, which registered gains of 3.3% in value terms and 3.6% in volume terms with respect to February 2015.
   

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