South African retail sales rise 0.9% year on year in September

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African retail sales rose 0.9% year on year in September after declining by a revised 0.3% in August, Statistics South Africa figures showed on Wednesday.

On a month-on-month basis, sales increased 0.1%.

Sales in the three months to the end of September were down 0.1% compared with the same period last year, the statistics agency said.

(Reporting by Anait Miridzhanian; Editing by Alexander Winning)