Spanish retail sales increased 3.2 percent in September on a seasonally-adjusted basis from a year earlier, with growth slowing slightly from a revised 3.3 percent rise in August, the National Statistics Institute (INE) said on Monday.
Low inflation and falling unemployment have fuelled a consumer spending boom in Spain, helping to keep growth on track even during a 10-month political gridlock that ended at the weekend.
Spanish conservative leader Mariano Rajoy is due to be sworn in for his second term as prime minister later on Monday.
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