South Africa’s retail sales up 2.4% year/year in June

Shoppers walk past South Africa's Mr Price clothing store in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 31, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African retail sales rose 2.4% year-on-year in June following a revised 2.3% increase in May, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday.

On a month-on-month basis, sales were up 0.3%. For the quarter, they rose 2.4% in the three months to the end of June compared with the same period last year, the statistics body said.

Reporting by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo; Editing by Peter Graff

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