STOCKHOLM, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Retail sales in Sweden rose 1.2 percent in December and increased 2.5 percent from a year earlier, the statistics office said on Monday.
The data compared with expectations for a monthly increase of 0.2 percent and an annual rise of 1.3 percent.
Retail sales unrevised in November.
SWEDISH RETAIL SALES Dec 2012 Nov 2012
Monthly percentage change 1.2 0.3
Annual percentage change 2.5 0.9
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