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June retail sales up a tad, thanks to motor sector

Without the 12.4% rise in car sales, retail sales would be down 2.1%

Singapore

RETAIL sales for June edged up 0.4 per cent year on year, boosted by sales of motor vehicles, which rose at a double-digit clip.

Stripping out sales of motor vehicles, retail sales actually shrank 2.1 per cent. Sales of recreational goods as well as watches &