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Quantity of goods bought within the Retail Sector rises 2.6% (year-on-year seasonally adjusted estimates)

Summary of key points from the Retail Sales release for February 2013

Figure 1: All Retailing (seasonally adjusted) sales volumes

Figure 1: All Retailing (seasonally adjusted) sales volumes

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In February 2013, year-on-year seasonally adjusted estimates of the quantity (or volume) bought in the retail sector rose by 2.6%.

Over the same period the quantity bought in the non-food sector was estimated to have increased by 5.4% (seasonally adjusted). This provides the most upward pressure to the increase in the total quantity bought in the retail sector.

In February 2013, year-on-year seasonally adjusted estimates of the amount spent (or value) in the retail sector increased by 2.6%.

In February 2013, the amount spent online accounted for 9.7% of all retail spending excluding automotive fuel.

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