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

108.1 Index, base year = 100

2016 AUG

Release date:
15 September 2016

Next release:
20 October 2016
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Retail sales in Great Britain: Aug 2016

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  • In August 2016, the quantity bought (volume) of retail sales is estimated to have increased by 6.2% compared with August 2015; all store types except textile, clothing and footwear, and household goods showed growth with the main contribution coming from food stores.
  • The quantity bought decreased by 0.2% compared with July 2016; the largest contribution to the decrease came from non-food stores which was offset by increases in non-store retailing, predominantly food stores and petrol stations.
  • The underlying pattern in the retail sector is still one of growth with the 3 month on 3 month movement in the quantity bought increasing by 1.6%.
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