U.K. retail sales rose to 1.6% from the previous -1.2% revised to -2.1%, higher than forecasts of 0.6%. On the year, the reading also climbed to 5.4%, exceeding both forecasts of 4.9% and the revised 1.3% from 2.6%.

Retail sales without auto fuel inclined to 2.1% on the month and 3.5% on the year from -1.8% revised to -3.0% and 0.9% revised to -0.8%, while estimates where 0.8% rise on the month and 3.3% incline on the year.