UK - retail sales in March fell more than expected
In comparison, sales decreased by 0.5%.
The development of retail sales is negatively reflected inflation in the island country, weak wage growth and overall greater degree of control household budgets. Negatively impressed by the weather, though this year's March was historically the second coldest since the beginning of data collection.
Excluding fuel and fuel sales declined by 0.8% and grew by 0.4% year on year.
Proceeds from food sales rose in March by 0.9%, while revenues from the sale of clothing and footwear fell by 3.1%, sales of household goods fell by 6.2%.
Sales outside stores in March rose by 6 and 26% of the monthly and annual comparisons. Annual growth was the highest since monitoring data in 1988. Internet sales to total sales accounted for 10.4%.
In Q1 of this year, retail sales grew by 0.4%.
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