Joe Grice, Office for National Statistics
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Retail figures fall by 1.4% in May

Retail figures have fell by 1.4% in May reversing the April increase of 1.1% which experts believe was a reflection of "one-off" factors like the Royal wedding.

Experts at the Office for National Statistics say consumers spent less money on food and were cutting back because of the tough economic climate, worries about rising fuel prices and job uncertainty.

Joe Grice from the Office for National Statistics spoke to the BBC about the latest figures.

  • 16 Jun 2011
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