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Clothing and footwear sales volumes down while sales values are up

Clothing and footwear stores saw a fall in retail sales volumes of 0.6% in March this year,against a 1.3% rise in the overall volume of retail sales, excluding petrol, compared to the same month a year ago. But the figures, released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), show the value of overall retail sales in the same period increased by 4.5%.