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September retail sales up 5.5%, buoyed only by vehicle sales

Otherwise muted uptick linked to lower tourist spending, knock-on effects of property cooling measures


DRIVEN by sales of motor vehicles, retail sales grew 5.5 per cent year on year in September, without which they would have been up by a more muted 0.6 per cent.

Total retail sales value in September was S$3.1 billion, up from S$3 billion a year ago. Sales of motor...