RTTNews - Retail sales in Great Britain in May showed a decline from their level of one year earlier.

The British Retail Consortium reported Tuesday that same-store sales in May were down 0.8 percent on year.

Overall sales, including those from newly opened stores, were up 0.8 percent on year.

The BRC said April like-for-like sales had increased 4.6 percent. Overall sales for April were up 6.3 percent on year.

The BRC noted that the April figures were bolstered by the Easter holiday.

The Consortium's three-month weighted average showed like-for-like sales for the March-to-May period were up 0.7 percent on year. Total sales were up 2.4 percent on year.

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