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Car sales drive down August retail figures

Excluding motor vehicle sales, which plunged 41.5%, sales edged up 1.4%

Singapore RETAIL sales slipped 7.8 per cent year on year in August as sales of motor vehicles took a nose dive, according to data released by the Department of Statistics (DOS) yesterday. Excluding motor vehicles - which saw receipts drop 41.5 per cent from the corresponding month a year