June 12, 2017 / 5:03 AM / 7 months ago

REFILE-Singapore April retail sales rise 2.6 pct y/y

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SINGAPORE, June 12 (Reuters) - Singapore’s retail sales in April rose from a year earlier, buoyed by increased sales at petrol service stations, and of watches and jewellery, data showed on Monday.

Total retail sales rose 2.6 percent from a year earlier, after increasing by a revised 2 percent in the previous month, according to data from the Singapore Department of Statistics.

Compared with a year ago, retail sales of watches and jewellery edged up 14.3 percent, while retail sales at petrol service stations climbed 13 percent in April.

On a month-on-month and seasonally adjusted basis, total retail sales gained 1.6 percent in April after a revised 0.4 percent drop in the previous month. (Reporting by Fathin Ungku; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)

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