FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Retail sales have increased in the Euro Area in November, although the year on year performance remains well into negative territory according to figures by Eurostat.

The total volume of retail trade has increased 0.6% from October to November, against the experts' expectations of a 0.1% decline, partially offsetting the 1.0% fall posted in October, revised down from the 0.8% decline previously estimated.

Compared to the same month last year, retail sales remain within somewhat lower levels, in November, the year on year decline has been 1.5%, following a 2.3% year on year fall in October, revised down from the previously estimated 2.1% fall.