TABLE-US chain store sales -0.3 pct last week-ICSC

Oct 2 (Reuters) - The International Council of Shopping Centers and Goldman Sachs on Tuesday released the following seasonally adjusted weekly data on U.S. chain store retail sales.

WEEK ENDING INDEX 1977=100 YEAR/YEAR CHANGE WEEKLY CHANGE (percent) (percent) Sept 29 529.4 2.4 -0.3 Sept 22 531.1 2.9 0.6 Sept 15 528.0 2.1 -2.5 Sept 8 541.4 3.4 1.0

ICSC Research said it expects September same-store sales to rise between 3 percent and 4 percent.

The ICSC weekly U.S. retail chain store sales index is a joint publication between ICSC and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. It measures nominal same-store sales, excluding restaurant and vehicle demand, and represents about 75 retail chain stores. ((U.S. Treasury desk; Tel: 646-223-6300))