TABLE-US Mar ICSC retail sales up 2.0 pct vs year ago

 NEW YORK, April 7 (Reuters) - U.S. comparable chain store
sales rose 2.0 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        2.0    4.2    4.7    3.1    5.4    1.6
Total less drug store   1.9    4.9    4.7    3.2    6.5    2.6
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Apparel                -1.6    3.2    6.3    0.8    6.3    3.3
Department             -0.3    5.7    2.5    4.6    6.8    0.7
Luxury                  7.0   10.1    6.0    8.1    5.2    6.4
Discount               -4.4    2.1    1.8    1.2    4.9    1.2
Drug                    2.2    2.4    4.8    2.3    1.8   -1.4
Wholesale clubs        12.1    7.7    8.3    5.7    8.5    5.7
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Total store sales       4.2    6.6    7.3    5.5    7.6    4.6
Number of retailers      29     28     32     32     32     32
*Revised figure

TABLE-US Mar ICSC retail sales up 2.0 pct vs year ago