Retail sales crept up 0.9% in December 2023 - CSO

The largest year-over-year gains were seen in the motor trades and other retail categories

Car sales volumes showed the largest increase, soaring 12.9 per cent annually and 5.9 per cent month-over-month. Picture: Getty

The volume of retail sales rose 0.9 per cent in the month to December 2023 and 3.9 per cent on an annual basis, according to provisional data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

The largest monthly increases came from the motor trades category (+5.2 per cent), and other retail sales (+2.7 per cent), followed by clothing, footwear and textiles (+2.1 per cent).

Annually, motor trades were the largest growth volume area, surging 12.9 per cent, ...