Clothing and footwear sales in Sweden grew 0.6 per cent on a year-on-year basis in March, according to data from Swedish research institute of trade HUI and the Swedish association of footwear and clothing retailers STIL.

While apparel sales dropped 0.6 per cent, the footwear market saw a 13.3 per cent increase in sales.
For January to March 2005, clothing sales dropped 1.8 per cent, while total clothing and footwear sales increased 7.9 per cent.