The report from CBI indiacted better than expected numbers from UK retailers. The recovery is seen as very positive but still not enough to offset the fall in August of 16%.
Some 41 per cent of retailers said that sales volumes for the year to October had risen, while 33 per cent said that they were down.
The resulting balance of plus 8 per cent was the highest since December 2007, when the balance was also plus 8 per cent, the CBI said.
The findings far surpassed analysts’ expectations of a balance of 3 per cent.
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