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Retail trade sales up in June
Aug '08
Retail trade sales at constant (2000) prices decreased year-on-year for the fourth consecutive month, recording a drop of 2.6% for June 2008 compared with June 2007.

Retailers reported a decrease of 0.7% in sales at constant (2000) prices for the first six months of 2008 compared with the first six months of 2007, while growth for the same period in 2007 was 8.5%.

Retail trade sales at current prices, for the second quarter of 2008, increased by 11.3% compared with the second quarter of 2007.

The increase for the corresponding period of 2007 was 14.7%. Retail trade sales at current prices increased by 11.5% for June 2008 compared with June 2007.

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