Retail sales down 0.4% in August to $3.8b

Submitted By:  Luz Wendy Noble Case Study:  No Motor vehicle sales dropped 12.8%. Retail sales dipped 0.4% YoY in August 2018 mainly due to lower motor vehicle sales, the Department of Statistics (SingStat) revealed. Apart from the decline in sales registered in motor vehicles (12.8%), computer & Telecommunications equipment (-3.8%), food retailers (-3.5%), optical goods & books (-2.3%), supermarkets & hypermarkets (-1%), furniture & household equipment (-0.7%) also saw a slip in their sales. read more