July 26, 2019 / 10:23 AM / 4 months ago

Irish annual retail sales growth slows to five-month low

FILE PHOTO - A man looks at a window display of jewellery on Grafton Street, Dublin, November 18, 2010. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish annual retail sales growth slowed to a five-month low in June, growing by just 0.1 percent, data from the central statistics office showed on Friday.

When volatile car sales are excluded, retail sales posted annual growth of 1.7 percent, the lowest rate since November last year and down from annual growth of 7.8 percent in March.

Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by Alison Williams

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