South Africa’s retail sales up 0.7 percent year/year in September

A customer shops at a South African retailer Pick n Pay in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 19,2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African retail sales rose 0.7 percent year-on-year in September after increasing by 2.5 percent in August, the statistics office said on Wednesday.

On a month-on-month basis, sales contracted 0.6 percent from a 0.6 percent expansion previously. Sales were up 1.5 percent in the three months to the end of September compared with the same period last year, Statistics South Africa said.

Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana; Editing by James Macharia

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