UK clothing retailers saw sales declines slow during June, as footwear and leather retailers reported strong growth, according to the results of the latest survey released by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

The monthly Distributive Trades Survey found that a balance of 1% of retailers surveyed recorded declining clothing sales during June. However, a balance of 38% of footwear and leather retailers recorded growth.

Overall, a balance of 1% of retailers surveyed said sales volumes were up on a year ago, while 10% reported good sales volumes for this time of year, while 26% said they were poor.

The CBI said retailers expect sales to pick up next month.

"Despite an improvement in British weather conditions, retailers will be disappointed they didn't see the return to growth they expected in June - but the forecast is looking good for July when it's hoped retail sales will return to form," said Barry Williams, Asda chief merchandising officer for food and chair of the CBI Distributive Trades Survey.

"However, with the cost of living still much higher than pay growth, family spending power is likely to remain fragile through the summer."