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Retail sales increased in November 2016

The volume of retail sales (i.e. excluding price effects) increased by 0.9% in November compared to the previous month, CSO figures have revealed.

If Motor Trades are excluded, there was an increase of 3.1% in the volume of retail sales in November 2016 when compared with October 2016 and there was an increase of 4.9% in the annual figure.

The sectors with the largest monthly increases were Electrical goods (17%) and Pharmaceuticals Medical & Cosmetic Articles (7.9%). The sectors with the largest month on month volume decreases were Motor Trades (-1.0%) and Bars (-0.9%).

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