(Reuters) - Italian retail sales rose 1.9% in May from the month before, data showed on Monday, after a 0.3% increase in April.
National statistics institute ISTAT marginally revised up April's data from an originally reported 0.0% data.
Sales rose 7.0% in unadjusted year-on-year terms in May, ISTAT said.
The data are expressed in value terms and are not adjusted for consumer prices, which increased 7.3% in May from the year earlier, based on Italy's EU-harmonised index (HICP).
ISTAT gave the following data:
MAY APR MAR
Mth/Mth change* +1.9 +0.3r 0.0r
Yr/yr change** +7.0 +8.3r +5.6
Food sales (m/m) +1.4 +0.6r +0.1r
Non-food sales (m/m) +2.4 0.0r -0.2r
(Reporting by Luca Fratangelo, editing by Valentina Consiglio)