Italy’s retail sales grew in May, data from the statistical office ISTAT showed on Tuesday.
The retail sales value rose a seasonally adjusted 24.3 percent month-on-month in May, after 10.7 percent decline in April amid the lockdown restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Sales of non-foods gained 66.3 percent monthly in May and food sales fell 1.4 percent.
On an annual basis, retail sales fell 10.5 percent in May, following a 26.7 percent decrease in the previous month.
Online sales grew 41.7 percent yearly in May, which was a record gain.
On a month-on-month basis, the retail sales volume increased 25.2 percent in May, after an 11.5 percent fall in the preceding month.
In volume terms, retail sales fell 11.9 percent year-on-year in May, following a 28.6 percent decrease in the prior month.