June 13, 2018 / 11:21 AM / 2 months ago

South Africa's retail sales up 0.5 percent y/y in April

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African retail sales rose 0.5 percent year-on-year in April after increasing by a revised 4.6 percent in March, the statistics office said on Wednesday.

Ready to eat meals are seen at an outlet of retailer Shoprite Checkers in Cape Town, South Africa, June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

On a month-on-month basis, sales fell 1.2 percent. Sales rose 3.1 percent in the three months to the end of April compared with the same period last year, Statistics South Africa said.

Reporting by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo; Editing by James Macharia

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