German retail sales fell by 2.4% in March from the previous month, data showed on Tuesday.

The Federal Statistics Office said retail sales were down 8.6% year-on-year in real terms.

Analysts polled by Reuters had predicted a month-on-month increase of 0.4%.

The federal statistics office publishes more details on its website. (Reporting by Tristan Veyet in Gdansk; Editing by Maria Sheahan)