FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - TD Securities were looking for a surprise in actual retail sales data for August, but figures came in largely as expected, with ex-auto fuel -0.3% m/m (expected) and headline -0.2% (-0.3% expected). “So the volume of retail sales fell as the Olympics did not provide much of a boost. It was certainly seen in sectors, as clothing and sporting goods were very strong, but weakness in household goods, especially furniture, and internet sales overwhelmed this”, wrote analyst Cristian Maggio, adding that difficulties and higher prices in delivering goods during the Olympics might have made an impact on the weakness in internet and large household goods was impacted by difficulties and higher prices in delivering goods during the Olympics. Retail sales are expected to remain soft on weak employment, but lowering inflation and oil prices may offset some of this. “”We still see the UK data consistent with further easing in November”, Maggio added.