Credit card purchases up 9.6%

Spending on computer goods and software showed the strongest growth of 17.1% during this year's 11-month period.

By AVI KRAWITZ
December 26, 2006 07:40

Private consumers spent 9.6% more with their credit cards in fixed prices in the first 11 months of the year, compared to their spending from January through November 2005, the Central Bureau of Statistics said Monday. Consumer spending on credit rose 9.9% for the full year in 2005, the CBS noted. Spending on computer goods and software showed the strongest growth of 17.1% during this year's 11-month period. The period also saw strong consumer activity in the clothing sector, with growth of 16.4%, and municipal and government services, which gained 11.3% over last year.


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