Italian retail sales rise 2.5% in December, online up 34%

Friday 5 February 2021 | 14:06 CET | News
Italy's retail sales rose again in December following November's sharp decline, climbing 2.5 percent in both value and volume compared to the previous month, according to the latest data from national statistics office Istat. On an annual basis, the value of sales was down 3.1 percent compared to December 2019 due above all to big falls in sales of non-food products, above all clothing (-23.4%), offset by a 33.8 percent surge in e-commerce.

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