UKreleased its Advanced June Retail Sales excluding Auto fuel index showing a rise on the monthly scale by 1.0 percent, compared with the previous revised 0.7% and the expected 0.6%, while on the yearly scale the index rose by 3.1 percent, compared with the previous revised 2.9% and the expected 2.4%.

Moreover, Retail Sales including auto fuel rose in the month of June by 0.7%, compared with the previous revised 0.8% and the expected 0.5% while on the yearly scale the index rose by 1.3%, compared with the previous revised 1.7% and the expected 1.0 percent.