Irish Annual Retail Sales Growth Slows To Five-Month Low
Irish annual retail sales growth slowed to a five-month low in June, growing by just 0.1%, data from the central statistics office showed on Friday.
When volatile car sales are excluded, retail sales posted annual growth of 1.7%, the lowest rate since November last year and down from annual growth of 7.8% in March.
In June, the volume of retail sales increased 1.2% when compared to May on a seasonally adjusted basis.
The volume of retail sales decreased by 1.1% in the period, excluding when motors trade sales.
The sectors that saw the steepest decline in monthly volumes include clothing, footwear and textiles (-2.9%) and books, newspapers and stationery (-2.3%).