UK retail sales hold up despite Brexit turmoil

26 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

LONDON: British retail sales steadied in April, beating expectations of a drop, official data showed Friday, with consumer spending ticking along despite Brexit and wider political strains in the UK.

Sales by volume were unchanged last month from March, when they had jumped by 1.2 percent, the Office for National Statistics said in a statement, reports AFP.

“The quantity bought was flat in April… when compared with the previous month, with growths in clothing, non-store retailing and fuel offset by falls in all other main sectors,” the ONS said.