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South Africa retail sales rise 1.3% y/y in March

JOHANNESBURG, May 18 (Reuters) – South Africa’s retail sales rose 1.3% year on year in March after falling 0.9% in February, Statistics South Africa figures showed on Wednesday.

On a month-on-month basis, sales decreased 0.3%. Sales rose 2.5% in the three months to the end of March compared with the same period last year, the statistics agency said. (Reporting by Nqobile Dludla; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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