December retail sales up 2.1 per cent

UPDATE: Retail sales rose 2.1 per cent in December from November according to the Central Statistics Office, first rise in 45 months.

27th January, 2012
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Retail sales rose 2.1 per cent in December from November according to the Central Statistics Office.

Car sales drove the advance with a three per cent gain, the CSO said.

Retail Excellence Ireland, Ireland’s largest retail industry group, welcomed the news but warned that 2012 would be another very challenging year for retailers.

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