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RSI:Value Seasonally Adjusted:All Retailers inc fuel:All Business Index

111 Index, base year = 100

2016 OCT

Release date:
17 November 2016

Next release:
15 December 2016
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Retail sales in Great Britain: Oct 2016

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  • In October 2016, the quantity of goods bought (volume) in the retail industry was estimated to have increased by 7.4% compared with October 2015; all store types showed growth with the largest contribution coming from non-store retailing. This is the highest rate of growth since April 2002.
  • Compared with September 2016, the quantity bought was estimated to have increased by 1.9%; there were increases in all store types, except department stores. The largest contribution to growth came from textiles, clothing and footwear stores.
  • The underlying pattern in the retail industry continues to show strong growth with the 3 month on 3 month movement in the quantity bought increasing by 1.9%; this is the 34th consecutive period of 3 month on 3 month growth.
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