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July 15, 2010

US: Clothing defies June fall in retail sales

US retail sales fell for the second month in a row in June, according to the latest Commerce Department figures, although sales at clothing stores bucked this trend to post a small rise.

US retail sales fell for the second month in a row in June, according to the latest Commerce Department figures, although sales at clothing stores bucked this trend to post a small rise.

According to the data, total sales slipped 0.5% below May, when adjusted for seasonal variations but not for price changes. But they were 4.8% above June last year.

Sales at the nation’s clothing stores rose 0.6%, while sales at general merchandise stores rose 0.2%, including a 1.1% increase at department stores.

The figures are seen as providing further evidence that the economy has slowed, and support June same-store sales reports from retailers earlier this month.

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