UK retail sales volumes rose 0.6% mom in October, above expectation of 0.3% mom. Ex-fuel sales volume was up 0.3% mom, below expectation of 0.6% mom.
In the three months period to October, comparing with the previous three months, sales volume was down -2.4% while ex-fuel sales volume was also down -2.4%, continuing the down trend started since summer 2021.
In value term, headline sales was up 1.8% mom while ex-fuel sales was up 1.0% mom. Comparing the three month periods, headline sales value was down -0.7% while ex-fuel sales value was down -0.1%.