May 15, 2019 / 11:19 AM / 11 days ago

South Africa's retail sales up 0.2% year/year in March

A shopper looks for items at an informal shop piloted by Pick n Pay in Soweto, South Africa February 25, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African retail sales rose 0.2% year-on-year in March after rising by a revised 1.4% in February, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday.

On a month-on-month basis, sales fell 0.7%. They rose 1.0% in the three months to March compared with the same period last year, the statistics body said.

Reporting by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo; Editing by Alexander Winning

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