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Ireland November Retail Sales Growth Slows

Ireland's retail sales increased at the slowest pace in three months in November, data from the Central Statistics Office showed on Tuesday.

The volume of retail sales climbed a seasonally adjusted 3.6 percent year-on-year in November, reversing a 6.4 percent increase in October.

The sectors with the largest monthly volume gains were electrical goods and bars.

The biggest declines were in pharmaceuticals, medical & cosmetic articles and food, beverages & tobacco.

Retail sales excluding motor trade rose 1.9 percent year-on-year.

On a monthly basis, retail sales volume fell 0.1 percent. Excluding motor trades, retail sales registered a rise of 0.2 percent from the previous month.

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