German retail sales unexpectedly fall in March

FILE PHOTO: Christmas shopping amid COVID-19 outbreak in Berlin

BERLIN (Reuters) - German retail sales fell unexpectedly in March as the war in Ukraine leads to price increases, data showed on Monday. The Federal Statistics Office said retail sales were down 0.1% on the month in real terms. A Reuters forecast had predicted an increase of 0.3%.

(Reporting by Miranda Murray, editing by Kirsti Knolle)

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