Clothing Sales Increased by 6% in May


Retail sales surged further last month, driven by a jump in clothing as stores benefited from the return of warmer weather.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported a 6% increase in sales volumes in May compared to a year earlier.
That followed an upwardly revised jump from 4.3% to 5.2% for April – the ONS blaming late reporting of data from stores.
The official figures showed a 4.3% rise in fashion sales month-on-month in May – the biggest increase in over two years.It was explained, the ONS said, by warmer weather last month compared to April.