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Release: Retail Sales, June 2012

Released: 19 July 2012 Next edition: 16 August 2012


Kate Davies

Retail Sales Index

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: GB

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


19 July 2012

A mistake was found in Table 2 of the summary statistics reference table.

ONS have corrected the data to ensure the correct figures are shown and apologises for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

Key points

The key points from this release are:
  • In June 2012, all retailing sales volumes were estimated to have increased by 1.6 per cent compared with June 2011. Over the same period, all retailing sales values were estimated to have increased by 1.9 per cent.

  • In June 2012, non-seasonally adjusted data shows that small stores fared better than large stores. Sales values at small stores were estimated to have increased by 4.1 per cent compared with June 2011 and large stores were estimated to have increased by 1.2 per cent.

  • The implied deflator which provides an estimate of the prices of goods sold or store price inflation slowed to 0.3 per cent, down from 1.2 per cent in May.

  • The total amount spent in the five week period 27 May 2012 to 30 June 2012 is estimated at £32.7 billion, non-seasonally adjusted, up from £26.4 billion in the four week period of May 2012 and £32.1 billion in June 2011. This equates to an average weekly spend of £6.5 billion in June 2012, £6.6 billion in May 2012 and £6.4 billion in June 2011.

  • The average weekly value for Internet sales was estimated to be £493.3 million, meaning that the proportion of retail sales excluding automotive fuel made via the Internet was 8.5 per cent.

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

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