Italian retail sales declined in March, reflecting weakness in both food and non-food sales, the statistical office Istat said Friday.
Overall retail sales were down 0.2 percent in March from a month ago, when it rose 0.9 percent. Sales for food products and non-food items fell 0.2 percent each.
The unadjusted retail sales index increased 1.7 percent with respect to March 2011. The growth rate accelerated from 0.5 percent in February.
by RTT Staff Writer
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