Retail sales rise in February but online share falls back

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Retail sales rose year on year in February but online continued on a downward trend as pandemic conditions eased, official data has shown.

Retail sales excluding automotive fuel climbed 11.1% by value year on year and were up 9.6% versus February 2020. By volume, sales rose 4.6% year on year and were ahead 4% on a two-year basis.

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