U.K. retail sales with auto fuel slipped to 0.3% in April from 0.4% revised to 0.5%, yet higher than expectations of 0.2%. Also, the year ending April reading remained at 1.8% inline with the revised from the initial 2.2% and median estimates.

The reading excluding auto fuel dropped to 0.1% from 0.2% revised to 0.4% on the month and 3.0% from 4.0% revised to 3.4% on the year, whereas forecasts were in favor of 0.1% decline and 3.2% rise respectively.