The most significant turnover decline, in turn, was registered in retail sale
of hardware, paints and glass (of 3.0 percent) and retail sale
of electrical household appliances (2.3 percent).
In August compared to the same month of 2013 the turnover increased more significantly in the retail sale
via mail order or via internet by 21.0%, in the retail sale
of automotive fuel by 11.1%, in the retail sale
of computers, peripheral units and software; telecommunications equipment by 5.5% and in the retail sale
of food, beverages and tobacco by 4.8%.
Romania showed the steepest retail sales
growth among EU member states (7.5 percent), followed by Malta (6.5 percent), Hungary and Slovenia (6.3 percent), Ireland and Lithuania (4.8 percent).
Rhian Murphy, head of retail sales
at the ONS, said: 'Retail sales
saw only modest growth in the last three months,
As temperatures soared and people basked in the sunshine, on a total basis, sales edged up by just 0.3% year-on-year in July, compared with an increase of 1.6% in July 2018, according to the BRC (British Retail Consortium)-KPMG retail sales
were up in Britain (4.6 per cent) but down in other regions including North America (minus 9 per cent), Europe (minus 11.7 per cent), China (minus 12.3 per cent) and in overseas markets (minus 18.6 per cent), reflecting generally weaker industry conditions.
rebounded at a faster-than-expected pace of 4% annually in April, reversing a 2% fall in March.
(https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy/us-retail-sales-jobless-claims-data-brighten-economic-picture-idUSKCN1RU1FY) Economists polled by Reuters forecast retail sales
improving by only 0.9 percent in March.
SHOPPERS continued to show a reluctance to spend in February amid Brexit uncertainty as retail sales
showed more sluggish growth than a year earlier.
in Taiwan grew more than 3 percent from a year earlier in 2018, boosted by high year-end spending that pushed December sales to their highest ever for the month, according to Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) figures.
fell in the year to March say CBI RETAIL sales
fell in the year to March, according to the CBI's latest monthly Distribution Trades Survey.