Retail sales have surprised on the upside in the first month of 2020. The latest Stats SA data shows that retail trade sales increased by 1.2% year-on-year in January 2020.
Analysts say the weak growth in retail trade sales indicates the financial strain consumers with a low disposable income are under.
Retail sales have recorded what economists are calling a moderate recovery.
Cuban retail sales fell sharply through March, state media said on Friday, reflecting short ages of basic goods and threatening the overall growth of the economy.