UK retail sales volumes edged up 0.8% month-on-month in October as sales by value rose 1.6%, the ONS said on Friday. And volumes were also 5.8% higher than their pre-pandemic levels, with value sales 8.9% higher.
August retail sales volumes surprisingly fell, on a month-on-month basis, in Britain the ONS said Friday. Volumes were down by 0.9%, with non-food store sales volumes down 1%, driven by a 3.7% fall at department stores
UK retail sales dropped last month, according to official data, which suggested many consumers were more focused on England's unexpected progress in the Euro 2020 football tournament than going shopping.
What a bounce-back! UK retail sales volumes grew sharply last month as non-essential stores in England and Wales reopened mid-month and Scotland joined them in the closing days of April. Clothing had a very good time.