Photo Story: Disgruntlement in Italy as retail sales slump

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People walk in Verona, Italy, 08 May 2020. The Italian government is gradually lifting the lockdown restrictions that were implemented to stem the widespread of the Sars-Cov-2 coronavirus causing the COVID-19 disease.

Italian retail sales fell 21.3% in volume and 20.5% in value in March, ISTAT said Thursday.
Sales of clothing fell 57.1% and footwear 54.1%, the stats agency said.
The lowest drop, 6.3%, was for pharmaceutical products.
E-commerce, on the other hand, is “the only sector showing a constant growth”, ISTAT said.




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