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TABLE-South Africa’s retail sales rise 2.3% year on year in February

PUBLISHED: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 11:16:02 GMT

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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. Year/Year % changes February January Dec-Feb General dealers 3.9 -6.0 0.2 Food, beverages, tobacco 8.0 -32.3 -8.7 Pharmaceutical, medical -1.9 9.3 3.7 goods Textiles, clothing & 12.3 3.6 1.8 footwear Household furniture & 17.3 9.8 9.6 appliances Hardware, paint & glass 5.9 24.6 12.3 All other retailers -23.6 -16.5 -18.0 Total 2.3 -3.7 -0.9 (Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana)

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