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TABLE-Swiss retail sales up 5.9 pct yr/yr in Aug.

ZURICH, Oct. 1 (Reuters) - Swiss retail sales rose 5.9 percent in August in real real terms versus the year-earlier month, the Federal Statistics Office said on Monday.

Sales were up 0.4 percent compared to the previous month when adjusted for seasonal effects.

KEY FIGURES Inflation-adjusted, y/y pct change Aug. 2011 July 2011 Retail sales total 5.9 2.9 Retail sales ex fuel 5.6 2.8 * Sales of food, beverages, tobacco 4.1 1.2 * Non-food sales 6.3 3.3

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