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6350: IRISH RETAIL SPEND INCREASE IS NOW THE HIGHEST IN EUROPE

Friday 16 November 2018
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The boom in weekly spending appears to have returned.

New figures from Eurostat show that the volume of retail trade in Ireland was up 10.2% in September 2018 compared to September 2017.

This was the highest rise in the EU where on average, retail spend rose by just 1.5% over the same period.

Grace Bolton of the EU Commission in Dublin says the rise in employment figures is seeing an increase in spending power.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 18 seconds | Outwords: down two per cent