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June sales rise as clothing shows growth

Retail sales values in June rose by 4% compared with the previous year while volume sales showed a marginal increase, as fashion sales grew and prices continued to rise.

Volume sales for June rose by just 0.4% compared to last year, with decreases coming from the food store sector which decreased 4.2% according to the Office for National Statistics. Non-food stores rose by 0.9%, fuel rose by 3.1% and non-store retailing rose by 24.4%.

In the textile, clothing and footwear sector sales volumes increased 0.7% between June 2011 and June 2010 and sales values increased by 2.9%. It is estimated that the price of goods sold within this sector are estimated to have risen by 2.1% in the last year. The estimated total value of sales within this sector is approximately £3.9 billion.

The value of retail sales increased by 0.3% in June compared with May, with the volume of retail sales increasing by 0.7%.

Approximately £32.1 billion was spent on retail goods during June this year, up from £30.9 billion in the same month in 2010.

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