Irish monthly retail sales fall as "Black Friday" trumps Christmas

January 28, 2016 11:24 AM

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DUBLIN Jan 28 Irish retail sales rose 6.3 percent year-on-year in December, easing back from November when "Black Friday" deals appeared to eat into the traditional Christmas sales.

Retail groups had reported strong Christmas trading as Ireland's recovery gathers pace but after surging in November, electrical goods and department store sales fell 12.6 percent and 5 percent respectively on a monthly basis in December.

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