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# retail sales

Last year
Irish shoppers splashed out on clothes and DIY supplies in the lead-up to Christmas
But the volume of sales in pubs was still 29.2% below pre-pandemic levels in November, the CSO said.
All time
A price war is making things much cheaper for consumers
The volume of retail sales has risen by 11.9% since last year.
Cars, furniture and electrical goods: These are a few of our favourite things
Products that people stopped buying during the recession are back on shopping lists.
Retailers struggle with costs despite 6.2% sales bump this year
Despite a fourth straight quarter of growth, ISME warned that shop-owners are still under pressure
'Tsunami' of problems trip up retail sales in slow March
The Government is coming under fire from employer bodies who say it’s looking the other way on retail problems.
Retail sales continue fall across eurozone
For example, eurozone countries purchased less ‘food, drink and tobacco’ this May, compared to May 2012.
We all spent less in March... (Was it the weather?)
The Central Statistics Office and Retail Excellence Ireland both showed a drop in retail spending in March.
Retail sales fell slightly in December - CSO
The volume of retail sales fell by 0.1 per cent in December but figures show an increase when motor trades are excluded.
Retail sales up in last three months of 2012
Hot beverages and home and giftware sectors saw noticeable increases while furniture and flooring suffered losses.
Retail sales fell 1.1% in November - CSO
Retail Excellence Ireland says it is “not surprised” with decrease, pointing to the timing of the Budget and ‘kite flying’ by the Government for the fall in consumer sentiment.
Retail sales up 1.7 per cent in October
Retail Ireland said the 24 per cent increase in electrical sales is “almost certainly” driven by television purchases ahead of the digital switchover.
Retail sales up for the third month in a row
The amount and value of Irish retail sales have risen by 0.9 per cent in September compared with August 2012.
Consumer spending "down for fourth consecutive year"
New figures also show that credit card debt is continuing to decline compared to last year.
Retail sales continue to fall - with food, drink and cigarettes taking a hit
Retails sales have seen the biggest drop since December 2009.
Retail sales for May: Motor trade down, (almost) everything else up
When including the motor trade, sales are at their lowest in five years – but without cars, the outlook is improving.
Going down: Retail sales fall in April
Sales had been on the up for two months running but the latest figures from the CSO paint a bleaker picture. The weather, VAT, and the government have been blamed.
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces that you may have missed…
Good news for retailers: sales increased in December
It was the first time there has been quarterly growth in retail sales in almost two years.
Government expects VAT hike to hit sales by 1.8 per cent
Estimates for tax income in 2012 indicate that the government doesn’t expect the VAT hike to have a major impact on shoppers.
Pre-Christmas boost for retailers, with 1.6pc surge in November
The volume of retail sales was up by 1.6 per cent in November, as retailers reported a surge in spending pre-Christmas.
Retail sector slump continues as sales weaken in September
Retail sales were down 3.9 per cent in September when compared to the corresponding month in 2010.
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
In tonight’s Fix: The latest from the presidential election campaign; sex toy adverts; The Sopranos; and what Amazon is doing to rival Apple’s iPad.
Retail sales weaken again in August
Both the value and volume of retail sales fell during August this year as the sector continues its slump.
Mixed messages as retail sales continue their slide
Both the volume and value of retail sales fell in July, and if you exclude motor trading, the domestic economy is even gloomier.
Slideshow: As retail sales fall, what are we buying?
June was the 40th consecutive month which saw a drop in retail sales.
Ireland drops its brand obsession as December retail sales tail off
Customers are no longer obsessed with labels as they leave the credit cards at home when shopping, says retailers’ association.