TABLE-US Apr ICSC retail sales rose 0.8 pct vs year ago

NEW YORK, May 6 (BestGrowthStock) – U.S. comparable chain store
sales rose 0.8 percent in April from a year earlier, the
International Council of Shopping Centers said on Thursday.

Total comparable sales do not include Wal-Mart’s figures.

Following is a breakdown of the survey’s components:
YEAR/YEAR PCT CHANGE APR MAR FEB JAN DEC NOV
Total comparable 0.8 9.0 3.7 3.0 3.6 -0.2
Total less drug store 1.3 11.1 5.5 4.8 4.3 -0.9
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Apparel -1.3 12.8 6.8 6.4 1.5 0.9
Department -1.2 12.6 3.5 2.9 0.8 -4.5
Luxury 7.4 14.2 7.6 10.9 7.1 -6.9
Discount -3.5 10.7 4.0 2.9 4.3 0.6
Drug -0.4 1.7 -0.8 -1.4 -0.7 2.3
Wholesale clubs 10.2 10.1 8.8 8.0 8.5 1.9
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Total store sales 3.8 11.4 6.0 5.5 6.4 3.2
Number of retailers 31 31* 31 32* 34 32
*Revised figure

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TABLE-US Apr ICSC retail sales rose 0.8 pct vs year ago