The United Kingdom released the retail sales figures for August, where the index dropped by 0.2% from the previous steady index, better than the expected drop of 0.3%. In addition, the Annual retail sales index was unchanged from the revised previous of 0.2%, also better than the expected drop of 0.1%.

Moreover, the retail sales excluding auto fuel dropped by 0.1% from the prior expansion of 0.2%, better than the expected drop of 0.2%. In addition, the annual retail sales excluding auto fuel dropped by 0.1% from the prior revised reading of 0.0% from -0.2%, better than the expected drop of 0.2%.