E-commerce up 41.7%, shops down 18.8%

Only Web sales up, street seller crisis

(ANSA) - ROME, JUL 7 - E-commerce rose 41.7% in Italy in May compared to a year previously, ISTAT said Tuesday in its latest retail sales report.
    At the same time, shop business fell by 18.8%, the stats agency said.
    This followed a 28.2% rise in e-commerce in April. 

Large scale distribution fell by 4.4% in May.

Supermarket business increased by 5.6%.

    Street seller sales and other sales outside stores fell by 23%.

    Italy is set for a record recession due to the coronavirus this year.
    The European Commission said Tuesday that GDP will shrink 11.2% this year.
    It will rebound 6.1% next year, the EC said. (ANSA).


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