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Summary of Retail Sales, January 2013

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

Retail Sales Volumes (Seasonally Adjusted)

Retail Sales Volumes (Seasonally Adjusted)

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In January 2013, year-on-year seasonally adjusted estimates of the quantity bought in the retail sector fell by 0.6%, putting a halt to the year-on-year growth seen in the retail sector since August 2011.

The quantity bought in the food sector was estimated to have fallen 2.6% year-on-year (seasonally adjusted), to the lowest level since April 2004, providing the most downward pressure to the fall in the total quantity bought in the retail sector.

This January, the overall proportion of non-seasonally adjusted online sales remained above the 10% mark, normally seen during the lead up to Christmas, which was 8.7% higher compared with January 2012.

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