Retail sales recover in March as Covid restrictions start to ease

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Retail sales rose in March but across the quarter were “subdued overall”.

Year-on-year sales, excluding fuel, climbed 7.7% by value over the month and were up 7.9% by volume, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported. Compared to February 2020, the increases were 3.2% and 3.8% respectively.

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