UK retail sales fall unexpectedly in September

UK retail sales fall unexpectedly in September
UK retail sales fall unexpectedly in September   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  
By Reuters

<div> <p><span class="caps">LONDON</span> – British retail sales dropped by 0.2% September, official figures showed on Friday, adding to signs of weakness in the recovery and bucking economists’ expectations in a Reuters poll for a monthly rise of 0.5%.</p> <p>Retail sales volumes in September were 1.3% lower than a year earlier, the Office for National Statistics said, weaker than the poll forecast for a 0.4% dip, although they are still 4.2% higher than in February 2020, before Britain went into lockdown.</p> <p/> </div>