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British volume of retail sales increases in June

July 24, 2014

Britain’s retail sales volume in June increased by 3.6 percent compared with June 2013 and by 0.1 percent compared with May 2014, said Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Thursday.

In June 2014, all retail sectors recorded sales volume increase year-on-year. The last time this was seen was in March 2012, said ONS.

In the three-month to June, the retail sales in quantity increased by 1.6 percent compared with the previous three months, registering the 16th consecutive period expanding, the longest period of sustained growth since November 2007, data showed. When compared with the same period of last year, it increased by 4.5 percent.

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