June retail sales up 4.8% year-on-year - CSO

Monday 28 July 2014 12.40
Motor sales pushed sales up compared to last year, but all categories saw improvements
Motor sales pushed sales up compared to last year, but all categories saw improvements

The volume of retail sales rose 4.8% in June when compared to the same month of 2013, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office.

Motor trades saw the biggest increase year-on-year, up almost 13%.

When they are excluded, there was an annual increase of 3.6% during the month.

The volume of sales of books, newspapers, stationary and other goods were 12.2% higher than in June 2013, while household equipment sales were up 7.7%.

In terms of sales value, there was a 3.3% rise when compared to June 2013, falling to 2.1% when the motor trade is excluded.

On a monthly basis both the volume and value of retail sales were down, however, falling 1.7% and 0.3% respectively.