Retail trade data from the UK CBI for April 2016

  • Prior 7
  • Supplier orders -13 vs 5 prior
  • Expected sales 9 vs 17 prior

That's the lowest headline sales numbers since Jan 2012.

Not a good report and that will cast some doubt over the main April retail numbers next month.

It's not a number the pound pays too much attention to, as you can see from the price move.

UK CBI distributive trades