Oct 5 (Reuters) - The Czech Statistics Bureau (CSU) released the following retail sales data for August on Friday.
Unadjusted retail sales, including the sales and repair of cars and fuel sales, dipped by 0.8 percent compared with a year ago.
Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast a 0.6 percent year-on-year decrease in overall retail sales . 08/12 07/12 08/11 01-08/12 RETAIL SALES (pct chg y/y) -0.8 0.3 3.0 -0.6 Automotive sales -4.7 0.8 6.8 -1.6 Retail trade (incl.automotive fuel) 0.8 0.0 1.5 -0.2 Retail trade (excl.automotive fuel) 0.7 -0.4 1.5 0.0
NOTE. All data are subject to further revision and are not seasonally adjusted.
Data for overall sales in the service sector are issued quarterly. Retail sales data are released monthly.
(Reporting by Mirka Krufova)
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