RE­TAIL SALES GROWTH WEAKER IN SCOT­LAND

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Au­gust 7 SCOTTISH re­tail sales vol­umes grew 0.8 per cent in the sec­ond quar­ter but this was only half the rate of in­crease in Great Bri­tain as a whole, of­fi­cial fig­ures have re­vealed. The rise in Scottish sales vol­umes in the sec­ond quar­ter was a sig­nif­i­cant ac­cel­er­a­tion from an in­crease of 0.1 per cent in the open­ing three months of this year. But the fig­ures, pub­lished by the Scottish Govern­ment, also show year-onyear growth in re­tail sales vol­umes in Scot­land to June weaker in Scot­land than south of the Border.

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