The Straits Times
Published on Dec 14, 2012

Retail sales up 0.6% from September to October


Retail sales inched up 0.6 per cent in October from the preceding month, the Department of Statistics said today.

This was boosted by sales of phones and computers, which expanded 6.9 per cent month-on-month.

But the figure was 1 per cent lower compared with the preceding year, mainly due to lower car sales.

Excluding motor vehicles, retail sales would have risen 1.3 per cent year-on-year.