FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Retail sales have increased 3.8% in real terms in the last twelve months to August, and 3.7% in nominal terms, according to the latest report published by Swiss statistics office.

These figures are coincident with the experts estimations, which gives ground to the idea that the Swiss National Bank could continue tightening its monetary policy.

Sales increased in categories such as furniture, health products, food and beverages, while clothing and shoes sales have decreased.