Retail trade in Indonesia increased 1.3% year-on-year in November 2019, following a 3.6% gain in the previous month. This was the fifth straight month increase in retail sales, supported by sales of food, beverages & tobacco (4.6% vs 6.7% in October); household equipment (5.5% vs 4.0%). Meanwhile, sales dropped further for: fuel (-11.5% vs -10.9%); cultural & recreational goods (-12.0% vs -10.6%); clothing (-9.4% vs -8.6%), and information & communication equipment (-5.2% vs -1.6%). On a monthly basis, retail sales went up by 0.4% in November, the second straight month increase in six months.