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Retail sales rose in March as households paid more for gasoline and food, leaving them less to spend on clothing and furniture, government statistics showed Monday.

Sales climbed 1.1 percent from a year earlier, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said. The median estimate of 17 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News was for a 1 percent increase.

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