Irish consumers now spend less on clothing and footwear - report

Irish consumers now spend less on clothing and footwear - report
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We are now spending less on clothing and footwear.

Eurostat figures show in 2016, 3.9% of Irish household spending went on the items.

That is down from 4.9% or €900 per year in 2005.

Jonathan Claridge of the EU Commission says our spend in this area is significantly below the EU average.

He said: "The figures show us that spending on clothing and footwear in Ireland has fallen.

"10 years ago a person spent an average of around €900 a year.

"Now the figure is €700 which is considerably below the EU average."

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