January retail sales down 0.5%, no sales effect -ISTAT (3)
0.8% down over year as no effect from sales, e-commerce up 2.4%
14 Marzo 2018
Rome, March 14 - Retail sales fell 0.5% in Italy in January compared to December and no effect could be seen of New Year sales, ISTAT said Wednesday. The year-on-year drop was 0.8%, the statistics agency said. The drops were evenly spread over hypermarkets, supermarkets and small shops but electronic trade registered a 2.4% gain, ISTAT said.