Swedish fashion retailer RNB said its total sales in proprietary stores in August amounted to SEK236.6m (US$33.8M), compared with SEK253.3m in the corresponding month a year earlier - a decrease of 6.6%.

Sales in comparable stores in Sweden during the month decreased by 3.1%.

According to the so-called Blixtindex issued by the Swedish Trade Federation (Svensk Handel), the Swedish clothing market declined by 5.4% in August. Total sales in comparable stores in all countries decrease by 7.5%.