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Italian retail sales down over 10% in April, e-commerce up 27%

Friday 5 June 2020 | 11:29 CET | News
Italy's retail sales declined 10.5 percent in value terms in April compared to the previous month due to the closure of businesses nationwide following the coronavirus lockdown imposed by the Italian government, an improvement on March's 21.3 percent fall. The latest report from national statistics office Istat revealed that sales were down 26.3 percent compared to a year earlier in April, with a 6.1 percent improvement in food sales partly offsetting a 52.2 percent drop in non-food sales, said Istat.

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