Italian Retail Sales Increased in October
By Xavier Fontdegloria
Italian retail sales grew in October after falling the previous
month, data from the country's statistics agency Istat showed
The retail trade index increased by 0.6% in October compared
with the previous month. The reading beats estimates from
economists polled by FactSet, who expected sales to grow by
In September, retail sales fell by a revised 0.7%.
Italian retail sales in October were 2.9% above the levels
registered a year earlier, the data showed.
With October's increase, retail sales recovered to February's
level, Istat said, the month before the Covid-19 pandemic hit the
country and prompted a health and economic crisis.
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December 04, 2020 05:05 ET (10:05 GMT)
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