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Italian retail sales plunge over 20% in March

Thursday 7 May 2020 | 11:27 CET | News
Italy's retail sales plummeted 20.5 percent in March compared to the previous month due to the effects of the nationwide coronavirus lockdown imposed by the Italian government. The latest report from national statistics office Istat revealed that sales fell 18.4 percent in unadjusted year-on-year terms in March. Although food sales rose by 3.5 percent in value terms, non-food sales plunged 36.0 percent year on year, said Istat.

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