The retail market saw a slight improvement in the fourth quarter, with increased interest from international brands but also general expansions. Retail sales continued on their upward trajectory in November, a trend which has been largely evident in the second half of the year. Sales volumes rose by a seasonally adjusted 4.9% in November, up from the 2.5% recorded in October. Trading of both food and non-food products was encouraging as sales rose by 4.5% and 4.8% respectively, with automotive fuel sales also surging ahead by 5.0%.
Source : Cushman & Wakefield