The Italian statistical office Istat released its retail sales data for Italy on Friday. Italian retail sales climbed at a seasonally adjusted rate of 0.3% in August, after a 0.3% increase in July. July's figure was revised down from a 0.4% rise.
Sales of food products were up 0.1% in August, while sales of non-food products climbed by 0.3%.
On a yearly basis, retail sales in Italy increased 1.3% in August, after a 1.6% rise in July. July's figure was revised down from a 1.7% gain.