Ireland Retail Sales Growth Weakens In September

Ireland’s retail sales grew at a slower pace in September, the Central Statistics Office reported Tuesday.

Retail sales volume advanced 4.3 percent month-on-month in September, slower than the 5.6 percent rise in August. Nonetheless, this was the second consecutive rise in turnover.

Likewise, the value of retail sales rose at a weaker pace of 3.8 percent after climbing 5.7 percent in the previous month.

On a yearly basis, retail sales volume growth more than doubled to 4.2 percent from 2 percent in August. At the same time, annual growth in sales value accelerated to 2.8 percent from 0.8 percent.

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