TABLE-US Jan ICSC retail sales up 3.0 pct vs year ago

Feb 4 (BestGrowthStock) – U.S. comparable chain store sales rose
3.0 percent in January 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 JAN DEC NOV OCT SEPT AUG
Total comparable 3.0 *3.6 -0.2 2.1 0.6 -2.0
Total less drug store 4.8 *4.3 -0.9 1.6 -0.2 -2.9
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Apparel 6.4 1.5 0.9 1.0 0.7 -4.3
Department 2.9 0.8 -4.5 -1.1 -2.3 -7.3
Luxury 10.9 7.1 -6.9 1.8 -8.5 -12.3
Discount 2.9 4.3 0.6 2.5 0.5 -1.0
Drug -1.4 -0.7 2.3 3.4 3.7 0.6
Wholesale clubs 8.0 8.5 1.9 4.3 0.8 1.0
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Total store sales 5.5 *6.4 3.2 4.6 2.8 -0.7
Number of retailers 31 *34 32 32 *31 32
*Revised figure

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(Editing by Theodore d’Afflisio)

TABLE-US Jan ICSC retail sales up 3.0 pct vs year ago