South Africa’s retail sales up 2.3% year on year in February

PUBLISHED: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 11:12:22 GMT

JOHANNESBURG, April 14 (Reuters) – South African retail sales rose 2.3% year on year in February following a revised 3.7% contraction in January, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday.

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On a month-on-month basis sales were up 6.9%, and in the three months to the end of February sales decreased 0.9% compared with the same period last year, the statistics agency said. (Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana Editing by Tanisha Heiberg)

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