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TABLE-Euro zone retail sales edge higher in Aug

BRUSSELS, Oct 3 (Reuters) - The European Union's Statistics Office released on Wednesday the following retail sales data for the 17 countries in the euro zone and the broader, 27-nation European Union for August:

MONTH-ON-MONTH Mar-12 Apr-12 May-12 Jun-12 Jul-12 Aug-12 EA17 Total retail trade 0.0 -3.5 -0.7 -0.8 -1.4 -1.3 Food, drinks, tobacco -0.7 -3.4 -0.1 -1.2 -1.5 -0.9 Non food products 0.9 -3.0 -0.6 -0.7 -1.0 -1.5

(except automotive fuel), of which:

Textiles, clothing, 2.9 -12.1 -1.9 -3.1 -3.0 : footwear Electrical goods -0.7 -2.6 -1.6 -1.7 -2.1 : and furniture Computer equipment, 2.5 -0.2 0.6 1.8 2.2 : books and other Pharmaceutical and 1.3 -0.4 0.7 0.3 -1.6 : medical goods Mail orders and 3.0 2.5 1.8 4.4 2.6 : internet Automotive fuel in -5.0 -6.9 -4.8 -2.8 -3.2 -4.0 specialised stores EU27 Total retail trade 1.1 -2.5 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.0 Food, drinks, tobacco -0.3 -3.2 0.4 -0.5 -0.6 -0.2 Non food products 2.7 -1.4 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.5

(except automotive fuel), of which:

Textiles, clothing, 3.5 -9.9 -1.4 -1.1 -1.7 : footwear

Electrical goods and furniture 0.8 -0.9 0.1 -0.1 -0.6 :

Computer equipment, 3.4 0.0 0.9 2.7 3.3 : books and other Pharmaceutical and 1.2 -0.2 1.4 0.7 0.0 : medical goods Mail orders and 10.1 12.1 9.6 10.4 12.2 : internet Automotive fuel in -4.1 -6.9 -4.5 -3.5 -3.0 -3.6 specialised stores YEAR-ON-YEAR Mar-12 Apr-12 May-12 Jun-12 Jul-12 Aug-12 EA17 Total retail trade 0.0 -3.5 -0.7 -0.8 -1.4 -1.3 Food, drinks, tobacco -0.7 -3.4 -0.1 -1.2 -1.5 -0.9 Non food products 0.9 -3.0 -0.6 -0.7 -1.0 -1.5

(except automotive fuel), of which:

Textiles, clothing, 2.9 -12.1 -1.9 -3.1 -3.0 : footwear Electrical goods -0.7 -2.6 -1.6 -1.7 -2.1 : and furniture Computer equipment, 2.5 -0.2 0.6 1.8 2.2 : books and other Pharmaceutical and 1.3 -0.4 0.7 0.3 -1.6 : medical goods Mail orders and 3.0 2.5 1.8 4.4 2.6 : internet Automotive fuel in -5.0 -6.9 -4.8 -2.8 -3.2 -4.0 specialised stores EU27 Total retail trade 1.1 -2.5 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.0 Food, drinks, tobacco -0.3 -3.2 0.4 -0.5 -0.6 -0.2 Non food products 2.7 -1.4 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.5

(except automotive fuel), of which:

Textiles, clothing, 3.5 -9.9 -1.4 -1.1 -1.7 : footwear

Electrical goods and furniture 0.8 -0.9 0.1 -0.1 -0.6 :

Computer equipment, 3.4 0.0 0.9 2.7 3.3 : books and other Pharmaceutical and 1.2 -0.2 1.4 0.7 0.0 : medical goods Mail orders and 10.1 12.1 9.6 10.4 12.2 : internet Automotive fuel in -4.1 -6.9 -4.5 -3.5 -3.0 -3.6 specialised stores

(Reporting By Jan Strupczewski)

((jan.strupczewski@thomsonreuters.com; +32 2 287 68 37; Reuters Messaging: jan.strupczewski.reuters.com@reuters.net))

Keywords: EUROZONE RETAIL/SALES