Sales at US retailers rose a stronger-than-expected 0.6 per cent in September, lifted by big-ticket items including autos, electronics and appliances, Commerce Department figures showed on Friday.
Analysts polled by Reuters had expected an increase of 0.4 per cent for September, after an upwardly revised 0.7 per cent gain in August. Excluding autos, September sales were up 0.4 per cent, matching analysts expectations.
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