September sees rise in UK retail sales
UK retail sales rose by 0.6% in September, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
That was stronger than analysts had forecast and more than reversed a 0.4% fall in volumes in August.
The ONS also reported that sales were 0.6% higher than September last year.
Aileen Simkins from the ONS says small stores are growing faster than bigger stores - which may show that people are starting to make different decisions about where they shop.
20 Oct 2011
- From the section Business