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TABLE-Swiss retail sales up 6.2 pct yr/yr in May
July 2, 2012 / 7:16 AM / 5 years ago

TABLE-Swiss retail sales up 6.2 pct yr/yr in May

ZURICH, July 2 (Reuters) - Swiss retail sales rose 6.2 percent in May in real terms versus the year-earlier month, the Federal Statistics Office said on Monday.

Sales were up 1.0 percent compared to the previous month when adjusted for seasonal effects.

KEY FIGURES

Inflation-adjusted, y/y pct change

May ‘12 Apr ‘12

Retail sales total 6.2 0.2

Retail sales ex fuel 6.0 -0.1

* Sales of food,

beverages, tobacco 3.7 -2.6

* Non-food sales 6.8 0.8

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