JAKARTA Dec 9 Indonesia's annual retail sales
in October grew at a slower pace of 7.6 percent, as sales of
food items slowed, a Bank Indonesia survey showed on Friday.
September annual retail sales growth was revised to 10.7
percent from a previously reported 6.5 percent.
The survey of 700 retailers in 10 major cities predicted
that November retail sales growth would barely change at 7.9
percent from a year earlier, led by food and non-food sales.
The survey showed that price pressures were expected to
decrease in the next three months. It also predicted that demand
will slow in January.
(Reporting by Nilufar Rizki; Editing by Kim Coghill)