December retail sales rise but volumes fall as cost of living hits consumers

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Retail sales rose by value in December 2022 but volume was down, official data has shown.

Retail sales excluding fuel rose 3.3% year on year by value over the month, the Office for National Statistics reported. However, volume was down 6.1%.

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