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Following the release of the UK April retail sales report, the  Office for National Statistics (ONS) offers further details, as highlighted below.

Petrol prices reported the largest recovery, up 4.7% in April vs -6.9% in March.

Sales volumes 3M/3M rose just 0.1% s/a.

The volume of goods sold over last 6-mths broadly unchanged.

Department stores only major sector to not see rebound in quantity bought.

Online sales grew 17.3% y/y compared to 16.1% a yr-ago.