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Indonesia's retail sales grow 11.4 pct in Aug

JAKARTA, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Retail sales in Indonesia grew11.4 percent in August from a year ago, boosted by increasingconsumption of clothes and foot wear, as well as food andbeverages, a survey by the central bank showed on Monday.

The retail sales index for August was at 152.1, growing at aslower pace year-on-year than the previous month. But it wasstill the highest in more than a year after July's reading of137.1 according to Bank Indonesia's survey in 10 cities and 600retailers.

Domestic demand makes up around 55 percent of growth inSoutheast Asia's biggest economy.

Retailers expect sales in the next three to six months toremain strong.

The country's inflation eased to 4.31 percent in September.

(Reporting by Rieka Rahadiana; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani)

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Keywords: INDONESIA ECONOMY/RETAIL