UK retail sales excluding auto fuel slipped to 0.2% in July from the revised 1.0% which was 0.8% initially lower than forecasts of 0.4% gain. On the year, the reading dropped by 0.2% from the previous gain of 0.2%, below projections of 0.1%

Sales with auto fuel dipped 0.2% compared with the previous 0.7%, which was upwardly revised to 0.8% and median estimates of 0.3%. The year on year reading came flat compared with 0.4% previous gain and below market expectations of 0.3%.