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Retail sales slow in October after summer of strong growth

The quantity of items bought in retail sales in October fell by 0.5% when compared with September 2018, according to the latest figures from the ONS.

In the three months to October 2018 the quantity of items bought increased by 0.4% when compared with the previous three months, but there was an overall slowdown in growth when compared with the strong summer sales which reached a high of 2.3% in the three months to July.

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