Retail sales declined 18.1 percent last month after falling 5.2 percent in March when the government introduced the national blockade.
Almost every area of retail suffered in April, according to data released by the Office for National Statistics, that only online stores and alcohol stores had benefited from it. Retail sales not through stores increased by 18% and sales of beers, wines and spirits increased by 2.3%, said the statistician. Since 1996 he has compiled documents on retail sales.
The government ordered all non-essential retailers to close their doors on March 23 and the public adhered to the strict rules of social removal in an attempt to stem the spread of