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December 2009 retail sales fell as demand for cars, clothing and equipment is all very disappointing turun.Kondisi at the end of the year, where sales have record biggest decline.
The weakness in consumer demand due to the constraints of economic difficulty, which is the deepest recession in seven decades. Ministry of Trade said Thursday (14 / 1) that retail sales fell 0.3 percent in December compared with November, missed much of the economists estimated that there will be predicts increase of 0.5 percent. Including car sales fell 0.2 percent, also much lower than analysts predicted the increase would be 0.3 percent.

Throughout 2009, sales fell 6.2 percent, the biggest decline since 1992. While in 2008 sales fell 0.5 percent.
Decreased 0.3 percent in December 2009 was the first decline since September, when sales fell 2 percent at that time. Sales and climbed back to 1.2 percent in October and 1.8 percent in November, raising hopes that consumers began to improve.

Consumer spending is considered essential for sustained economic revival. Consumer spending contributed 70 percent of total economic activity.

The decline in December sales was a surprise considering that the large national retailers have reported their ekpektasi will be better than last week described by the increase in the consumer bejanja at the end of the year. Retailers suffered their worst performance in more than four decades in the year 2008, as the data from the International Council of Shopping Centers.

December, sales of motorcycles fell 0.8 percent, then rose 1.2 percent in November. Sales of clothing fell 0.6 percent while sales of general goods, a category that includes big retailers like Wal-Mart, fell 0.8 percent, and sales at department stores flat.

Sales of electronic goods and household fell 2.6 percent and hardware sales decreased 0.4 percent.

Economists are concerned about consumer spending data in the months ahead given the forecasts that unemployment, currently at 10 percent rate, which will continue to increase until mid-2010.

December 2010, various groups of retailers including Costco Wholesale Corp., Target Corp., Macy's Inc. and TJX reported rises. Luxury stores like Saks Inc. and Nordstrom also experienced the benefits of the rise in December sales, Sears Holdings is also a small profit from the increase.

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