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UK Retail Sales Edged Up In March

Posted at 11:31AM Sunday 27 Apr 2014

Retail sales edged up in March compared with the previous month, official figures have shown, beating forecasts.

Sales volumes were 0.1% higher in March than in February. Analysts had expected sales to drop because of the Easter holidays falling in April this year.

Volumes in March were up 4.2% compared with a year earlier, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

The cold weather a year ago was a key factor in the year-on-year rise, the ONS said.

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