UK retail sales growth rate has slowed in June 2012, on an annual basis, according to the data released by Office of National Statistics (ONS).
Retail sales value increased 1.9% year-on-year in June, after recording an annual growth of 3.3% in May 2012.
On an annual basis, the volumes of sales were up 1.6% in June, lower than the 2.4% increase seen in the previous month.
In the five week period of June 2012, the total non-seasonally adjusted value of spending in the retail sector was estimated to be £32.7bn.
Internet average weekly sales values, on non-seasonally adjusted basis, grew 14.3% to £493.3m in June, when compared to the corresponding month a year ago.
The proportion of retail sales made via Internet in the month is estimated to have been 8.5% of all retail sales, excluding automotive fuel.
Year-on-year, food stores sales volumes fell 0.7% in June after rising 1% in May, while food stores sales value grew 1.5% in the month, after a 4.1% gain in May.
Non-food stores sales volumes in June advanced 4.1% from the same month last year, while sales value moved up 3.7%.
In the reporting month, non-specialised stores sector recorded a 9.8% increase in sales volumes and 8.6% gain in sales value, which is highest since January 2011.
On an annual basis, textile, clothing and footwear stores sales volumes were up by 2.4% in June, while sales values rose 2.2%.
Household goods stores sales volumes moved up 1.6% year-on-year in June, while sales value increased 1.8% in the same month.
Other stores sales volumes advanced 4.2% in the reporting month, while sales value rose 3.4% from a year-ago month.
Non-store retailing sales volumes soared 8.5% and sales values climbed 7.4% in June, compared to the corresponding month a year earlier.
Year-on-year, automotive fuel stores sales volumes fell 4.6% in June and sales values decreased 5.2% from the previous year’s same month.
Month-on-month, retail sales volume rose 0.1% in June, after a 1.4% rise in May, while sales values decreased 0.5% in the month, after a 1% gain in May.
Image: Textile, clothing and footwear stores sales volumes rose 2.4% in June from a year ago. Photo: FreeDigitalPhotos.net