(Adds table, data)
MEXICO CITY, Dec 20 Mexican retail sales rose by
1.6 percent in October from September when adjusted for seasonal
swings, the national statistics agency said on Tuesday.
The monthly increase was the biggest since March, the data
showed, and the fifth rise in the last six months.
In unadjusted terms, sales advanced by 9.3 percent in
October compared with the same month a year earlier.
Retail Oct 2016 Sept 2016 Oct 2015
month/mont 1.6 -0.2 -0.3
year/year 9.3 8.1 4.8
(Writing by Dave Graham Editing by W Simon)