Total sales volume on the UK high street during September and October decreased by 0.1%, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

During this period sales volume for predominantly non-food stores fell by 1.1%.

Sales volume for the three months to October was 2.2% higher than the same period a year ago.

In predominantly non-food stores, sales showed no growth, with all sectors showing decreases except for other stores, the ONS said. Sales volume for predominantly non-food stores increased by 2.5%, the lowest growth since April 2006.

Sales volume for all retailing in the three months August to October showed no growth compared with the previous three months.

The non-seasonally adjusted value of retail sales for the three months to October was 3.2% higher than in the same period a year earlier. The average weekly value of sales in October was GBP5.3bn, 3.2% higher than in October 2007.