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UK retail sales fall beat estimates in February

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 26/03/2015 (17:09)
According to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK retail sales beat estimates in February as weakening inflation boosted consumer confidence. The country’s retail sales increased 0.7% month over month in March while economists’ initial estimates called for an increase of 0.4%. UK’s retail sales excluding auto fuel climbed 0.7% after declining 0.3% in the previous month.

On a yearly basis, retail sales were up 5.7% in February after increasing 5.9% in January, posting the 23rd consecutive month of yearly growth. Economists’ initial estimates called for a 4.7% gain. The country’s retail sales excluding auto fuel climbed 5.1% in February compared with the same period of the previous year.
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