Singapore retail sales rise for a second month in April

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Singaporean retail sales climbed for a second consecutive month in April with an increase of 0.8% recorded.

The gain, coming on the back of a 1.1% jump in March, left the annual increase slightly higher at 5.0%.

Here’s a nifty graphic from Statistics Singapore showing the month-on-month and year-on-year changes for each sales category. As it clearly demonstrates, without the huge 56.4% increase in motor vehicle sales, retail spending was down 0.7% on levels of a year earlier.

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