July 24, 2020 / 6:08 AM / 19 days ago

UK retail sales jump by nearly 14% in June - ONS

LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) - British retail sales grew more strongly than expected in June when non-essential stores in England were allowed to reopen to the public in the middle of the month.

Retail sales in June grew by 13.9% from May, above the average 8% growth forecast in a Reuters poll of economists.

Compared with June last year, sales were down 1.6%.

Reporting by David Milliken Writing by William Schomberg; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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