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    03.02.2016 10:38 Eurozone’s retail sales increase 0.3% in December

    Eurostat released its retail sales data for the Eurozone on Wednesday. Retail sales in the Eurozone increased 0.3% in December, in line with expectations, after a flat reading in November. November's figure was revised up from a 0.3% fall.

     

    Non-food sales increased 0.2% in December, food, drinks and tobacco sales rose 0.6%, while automotive fuel sales declined 0.1%.

     

    On a yearly basis, retail sales in the Eurozone climbed 1.4% in December, missing forecasts of a 1.5% gain, after a 1.6% increase in November. November's figure was revised up from a 1.4% gain.

     

    Non-food sales gained 1.8% year-on-year in December, gasoline sales decreased 0.8%, while food, drinks and tobacco sales rose 0.8%.

     

    In 2015 as whole, retail sales climbed 2.4%.


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