British retail sales jump in July: data

19th August 2010, Comments 0 comments

Retail sales in Britain jumped 1.1 percent in July compared with June, official data showed on Thursday.

They climbed 1.3 percent in July compared with 12 months earlier, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a statement.

Market expectations had been for a monthly gain of 0.3 percent and a year-on-year increase of 0.5 percent.

© 2010 AFP

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