October 16, 2019 / 11:12 AM / a month ago

South Africa's retail sales up 1.1% year/year in August

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 16 (Reuters) - South African retail sales rose 1.1% year-on-year in August following a 2% increase in July, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday.

On a month-on-month basis, sales were down 0.9% and up 1.8% in the three months to the end of August compared with the same period last year, the statistics body said. (Reporting by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo Editing by Alexander Winning)

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