Retail sales up 0.6% in October

Small outlets see 10.3% fall

(ANSA) - ROME, DEC 4 - Italian retail sales were up 0.6% in October over September in terms of value, ISTAT said Friday.
    They were 0.2% up in terms of volume over the month, the stats agency said.
    Food sales were up 0.8% and 0.6% respectively.
    Overall retail sales were 2.9% higher than October 2019, ISTAT said.
    They were at a similar level as February, before the first COVID crisis exploded, ISTAT said.
    Small outlets saw their sales fall 10.3% over the first 10 months of the year compared to the same period last year, the statistics agency added.
    E-commerce was up 32% over the 10 months, and 54.6% up in October over the year, a record rise.
    Sales in large outlets fell 2%. (ANSA).


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