TABLE-US Mar ICSC retail sales rose 9.0 pct vs year ago

NEW YORK, April 8 (BestGrowthStock) – U.S. comparable chain store
sales rose 9.0 percent in March 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 MAR FEB JAN DEC NOV OCT
Total comparable 9.0 3.7 3.0 3.6 -0.2 2.1
Total less drug store 11.1 5.5 4.8 4.3 -0.9 1.6
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Apparel 12.8 6.8 6.4 1.5 0.9 1.0
Department 12.6 3.5 2.9 0.8 -4.5 -1.1
Luxury 14.2 7.6 10.9 7.1 -6.9 1.8
Discount 10.7 4.0 2.9 4.3 0.6 2.5
Drug 1.7 -0.8 -1.4 -0.7 2.3 3.4
Wholesale clubs 10.1 8.8 8.0 8.5 1.9 4.3
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Total store sales 11.4 6.0 5.5 6.4 3.2 4.6
Number of retailers NA 31 31 34 32 32
*Revised figure

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TABLE-US Mar ICSC retail sales rose 9.0 pct vs year ago