Swiss retail sales up over year ago

NEUCHATEL, SWITZERLAND – Swiss retails sales rose by 1.9 percent in real terms in January 2013, compared to a year earlier, the Swiss Statistical Office said Monday 11 March.

The strongest growth came in online sales, up 7.6 percent comparing January 2013 and January 2012.

Petrol is not included in the figures, but it also rose, 5.9 percent.