MADRID, March 10 Spanish retail sales rose 0.1
percent in January on a seasonally-adjusted basis from a year
earlier, the slowest pace of growth recorded since July 2014,
the National Statistics Institute (INE) said on Friday.
Retail sales had risen 2.1 percent in December, revised from
from the 2.9 percent reading previously reported.
With Spain's economic recovery well into its fourth year,
many analysts have projected that the pace of job creation would
ease in 2017 and a rebound in consumer spending would move into
lower gear, as prices rise.
Economic data for the start of the year has proved mixed so
far, however. with registered employment rising strongly in
February for instance.
(Reporting by Sarah White, Editing by Rodrigo de Miguel)