Tuesday, 29 September 2009

DATA SNAP: Spain August Retail Sales -4% Vs -4.6% In July

Tue, Sep 29 2009, 07:14 GMT
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DATA SNAP: Spain August Retail Sales -4% Vs -4.6% In July

By Jonathan House
Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES


MADRID (Dow Jones)--Spanish retail sales continued to fall in August, Spain's National Statistics Institute said Tuesday, as high unemployment weighs on consumption.

Retail sales fell 4% on the year in August, after falling 4.6% in July and 3% in June.

In calendar-adjusted terms, retail sales also fell by 4% in August.

Spanish consumption has been undermined by rapidly rising unemployment and declining consumer confidence as the country's ailing construction industry sheds hundreds of thousands of jobs.

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-By Jonathan House, Dow Jones Newswires; +34 91 395 8121; jonathan.house@dowjones.com

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Swedish August Retail Sales -2.1% On Month


Tue, Sep 29 2009, 07:30 GMT
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Swedish August Retail Sales -2.1% On Month

The following is a press release from Statistiska Centralbyran, or SCB, the Swedish central government authority for official statistics.

STOCKHOLM--Retail trade sales decreased by 2.1% in August compared to July, seasonally adjusted figures. Compared to August 2008 the retail trade sales increased by 1.2%.

Retail trade for mostly food increased 3.3% compared to August 2008 and retail trade for mostly durables decreased by 0.3%.

Statistics Sweden Web site: www.scb.se

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