BUSINESS UK Jan retail sales dive 8.2% on virus lockdown: data

BUSINESS

UK Jan retail sales dive 8.2% on virus lockdown: data

AFP

15:54, February 19, 2021

A pedestrian passes a closed shop with a window display from last year in the Mayfair area of central London on February 17, 2021. (Photo: AFP)

Retail sales in Britain tumbled 8.2 percent in January from a month earlier, the sharpest fall since April, after the UK re-entered lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic, official data showed Friday.

"All sectors saw a monthly decline in volume sales... except for non-store retailers and food stores," the Office for National Statistics said.

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