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Release: Retail Sales, December 2011

Released: 20 January 2012 Next edition: 17 February 2012


Kate Davies

Retail Sales

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455602

Categories: Economy, National Accounts, National Income, Expenditure and Output

Frequency of release: Monthly

Language: English

Geographical coverage: GB

Geographical breakdown: Other

Survey name(s): Monthly Business Survey - Retail Sales Inquiry

  • Value of retail sales in December 2011 showed an increase of 6.2 per cent compared with December 2010.

  • Sales volumes in December 2011 increased by 2.6 per cent compared to December 2010.

  • Sales volumes were driven by predominantly automotive fuel and textile, clothing and footwear stores increasing 11.2 per cent and 6.3 per cent respectively from December 2010, which was impacted on by harsh winter weather.

  • Offsetting the growth in sales volumes were household goods stores and other stores which decreased 3.6 per cent and 1.9 per cent respectively.

  • The year on year implied price deflator continued to slow in December 2011 to 2.4 per cent from its peak at 5.2 per cent in August 2011.

Contains a first estimate of retail sales in volume and value terms, seasonally and non-seasonally adjusted.

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