Singapore’s retail sales activity remained in the red in September, widening from the contractions registered in the previous months.

The total retail sales value plunged 10.8% year-on-year in September, making this the metric’s seventh consecutive month of decline. It is also a larger fall from the 5.7% contraction registered in August, data released by the Department of Statistics (Singstat) on Nov 5 revealed. 

The poorer poor performance comes from poorer sales of mobile phones compared to the high base in September 2019 when there were new mobile phone launches, Singstat notes.

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