FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Retail sales have grown in April in Switzerland but at a sharply lower year on year pace than in March, according to the Swiss Statistics Office.

Sales have risen 3.9% in nominal terms and 2.4% in real terms in April, although adjusted by working days, sales have posted a 8.1% decline in nominal terms, and a 9.4% fall in real terms.

By sectors, in nominal terms, all of them increased their sales year on year, the other products sector posted a 8% increase year on year, while the food, drinks and tobacco sector's sales increased 5.9% on the year, while the shoes and complements sector5 posted a 11% decline on sales from last April.