UKretreated in December where Retail Sales excluding Auto fuel index dropped as expected by 0.3%m, compared with the preceding month which witnessed a rise of 0.3%, meanwhile, the index rose on the yearly scale by 1.0% compared with the previous revised 1.6% and the expected 1.3%.

Sales including Auto Fuel dropped in December by 0.8 percent, this is compared with the revised previous 0.4 percent and the expected -0.2 percent, furthermore, the index showed a flat reading over the yearly basis, compared with the previous revised 1.0 percent rise and the expected 1.1 percent.