BUSINESS UK retail sales hit record low on lockdown

BUSINESS

UK retail sales hit record low on lockdown

AFP

15:01, May 22, 2020

Retail sales in Britain slumped by a record 18.1 percent in April with the country in lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic, official data showed Friday.

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Clothing sales by volume plunged by half compared with March, the Office for National Statistics said.

However, with Britons stuck at home, April saw a record 18-percent jump in online sales of goods overall, the data showed.

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