UK retail sales increased for the fifth consecutive month in September, boosted by an uptick in non-essential categories according to official figures.
Between August and September UK retail sales jumped up 1.5%, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The increase was nearly double the previous month’s 0.8% increase and meant that sales are now 5.5% higher than those seen during pre-pandemic levels in February.
The ONS data showed that the three months to September saw the biggest increase in retail sales on record, up 17.4% when compared with the previous quarter.
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