- UK retail sales grew by 0.8% in the three months to November, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

When compared with October 2017, the quantity bought in November 2017 increased by 1.1%, with household goods stores showing strong growth at 2.9%.

Black Friday events contributed to the monthly increase in household goods stores, with electrical household appliances making the largest contribution to the growth.

The year-on-year growth rate shows the quantity bought increased by 1.6%.

Total average store prices increased by 3.1% in November 2017 when compared with the same period last year, with price increases across all store types, in particular food stores had the largest price increase of 3.6% since September 2013.

Rhian Murphy, ONS senior statistician, said: "Underlying retail sales growth remained reasonably strong in the last few months. Household goods stores had a good November, with a number of businesses saying that Black Friday promotions boosted sales."

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