However, the amount of money spent jumped by 3.5%, reflecting a rise in food prices that has contributed to the increase in inflation, which is now at a near six-year high of 3.1%.
Officials at the Office for National Statistics said the American-inspired promotional event helped to drive a 1.1% increase in the number of goods bought in November from a month ago, with sales of electrical household appliances making the biggest contribution to growth.
Likewise, excluding auto fuel, retail sales rose 1.5 percent versus nil growth in the previous month and the expected increase of 0.2 percent.
On an annual basis, retail sales grew 1.3%, surging past expectations calling for a 0.3% gain.
Sales in November were up 1.1 per cent on October, with household goods growing faster at 2.9 per cent. Department stores, however, saw their sales fall by 0.9% which the ONS said "continues a recent pattern of slowdown in this sector".
The ONS survey period ended on November 25, the day after Black Friday.
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Following the report, traded at 1.3452 from around 1.3447 ahead of the release of the data, was at 0.8792 from 0.8789 earlier, while traded at 151.72 compared to 151.76 before the report.
The figures may provide some reassurance to the Bank of England, which raised interest rates for the first time in over a decade last month and will publish its latest rate decision at 1200 GMT.
However, average store prices increased by 3.1% in November compared with the same time past year, with shoppers feeling the 3.6% rise in food prices - the highest rise since September 2013.
ONS admitted that its seasonal adjustment may not fully account for a longer Black Friday sales period, with this set of data covering the period up to 25 November, while Cyber Monday sales from 27 November will be included in the next set of figures.
The figures may do little to alter the underlying picture for the British consumer in the crucial Christmas shopping period.
Analysts had expected November's reading to advance by just 0.4%.
If that wasn't enough, the iMac Pro will also have up to 128 GB of ECC DDR4 2666MHz RAM and up to 4 TB of onboard storage. Six months after it was first unveiled the WWDC, Apple has official announced the release date for the all-new iMac Pro .
They're very appreciative, and I appreciate that and how they think that", laughing now, "even at 47 I can come back and do it. How Wentz will recover from the ACL injury, and what kind of impact the injury will have on him, is a major unknown.
The new notebooks from Samsung are portable productivity powerhouses with high-quality performance and long battery life. Apart from that, the laptops will also sport HDMI port, USB-C port, fingerprint scanner and PCI Express-based NVMe SSDs.
It's ultimately up to owners to decide if premium fuel is worth it, but choosing regular won't harm engines . That means filling up a 20 gallon tank would cost an additional $10 when using premium fuel.
OPEC needs a balanced market before it ends its current pact to cut remove 1.8 million barrels per day from the market. Despite the price gain, Brent was well below $65.83 a barrel, the June 2015 high touched earlier this week.
Google , for example, booked €26.3 billion of global revenues here previous year , paying tax of €163 million tax in Ireland. It's not clear whether this will actually have a significant impact on Facebook's existing structure.
It will likely be the coldest air the region has seen so far, with wind chills in the single digits to below zero. The National Weather Service predicts temperature highs will be in the upper teens Wednesday.
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We haven't had any outbreaks at this point. "Whenever we have a season that's predominately H3N2, we tend to have more outbreaks". Instead, the flu vaccine acts by allowing your immune system to create the ability to fight the flu in case you are exposed.
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For the most part I was cutting and running and stopping where other guys were slipping. "We might not have a chance again". And they watched Sean McDermott call for a punt with the Bills facing 4th-and-2 at the Colts' 42-yard line in overtime.