BRITAIN: ‘ UK retail sales stronger than expected as sun brings out shoppers ‘

#AceWorldNews – Britain:May.21: British retail sales rose more strongly than expected in April, recovering from a surprise fall in March, as unusually warm weather encouraged shoppers to buy new clothes, official data showed on Thursday.

Retail sales volumes rose 1.2 percent on the month, the strongest increase since November, to show 4.7 percent growth on the year, the Office for National Statistics said.

Economists had expected retail sales to rise a monthly 0.4 percent and for sales to be up 3.8 percent compared with April last year.

UK retail sales stronger than expected as sun brings out shoppers

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