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.
Total retail sales
increased by 0.5% year on year in February - showing lower growth than a 1.6% annual increase seen in February 2018, the BRC (British Retail Consortium) - KMPG retail sales
Taiwan's retail sales
rose 3.20 percent year-on-year in 2018 to a record high of NT$4.28 trillion (US$139 billion), MOEA data released this past week showed.
The fall in retail sales
was broadbased, with lower sales at nonspecialised stores, furniture & carpets, clothing, and other normal goods the main drags on headline sales growth.
In 2016, licensed retail sales
in the U.S./Canada made up just 0.005% of all retail sales