BUSINESS UK retail sales hit record low on lockdown


UK retail sales hit record low on lockdown


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.


File photo by AFP

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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