UK Retail Sales Growth Eases in June From Five-Month Peak – CBI

British retail sales growth eased in June from a five-month high reached during the previous month, although it remained above average for the time of year, an industry survey showed on Thursday.

The Confederation of British Industry’s retail sales balance fell to +29 in June from +51 in May, with the slowdown driven mostly by the grocery sector.

The measure of expected sales for the month ahead also eased after hitting a more than 26-year high in last month’s survey, though on a three-month moving average it rose to a new high.


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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Market Analyst, UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
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