– Italian retail sales rose 0.9% in December from the month before, data showed on Tuesday, following a 0.4% fall in November.
Sales rose 9.4% in unadjusted year-on-year terms in December, ISTAT said.
The data are expressed in value terms and are not adjusted for consumer prices, which increased 4.2% in December from the year earlier, based on Italy’s EU-harmonised index (HICP).
ISTAT gave the following data:
Dec Nov Oct
Mth/Mth change* 0.9 -0.4 0.3r
Yr/yr change** 9.4 12.4r 4.0
Food sales (m/m) 1.7 -0.5r 0.0
Non-food sales (m/m) 0.3 -0.1r 0.3r