Retail sales up 0.2% month-on-month in June
UK retail sales volumes rose by 0.2% in June from May, helped by discounts offered by department stores and clearance sales. The 0.2% month-on-month increase follows stronger growth of 2.1% in May.
According to figures released by The Office for National Statistics, retail sales volumes were up 2.2% on June 2012 with the main sources of upward pressure coming from non-store retailers and department stores.
Department stores sales grew at their fastest pace since March 2012, rising 3% month-on-month.
The Office for National Statistics said: “Feedback from department stores suggested sales had increased due to promotions and consumers buying clearance items across a wide range of products.”
Weekly spending across all retail sectors in the month reached £6.9 billion, up from £6.8 billion in May, the ONS said.
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