Thursday, June 17, 2010
Retail sales are perky
Posted by David Smith at 10:15 AM
Category: Thoughts and responses

Consumer confidence may have weakened but shoppers are still shopping, according to the latest official retail sales figures. They showed a rise in sales volume of 0.6% between April and May (and 2.2% on a year earlier). The chart produced here by the Office for National Statistics suggests sales have shrugged off the January VAT rise.