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Frequency of release: Monthly
Geographical coverage: GB
Geographical breakdown: Other
Survey name(s): Monthly Business Survey - Retail Sales Inquiry
Value of retail sales in March 2012 increased by 5.7 per cent when compared with March 2011.
Sales volumes in March 2012 increased by 3.3 per cent when compared with March 2011.
Sales volumes growth was driven by other stores, non-store retailing and predominantly automotive fuel.
The year-on-year implied price deflator in March 2012 rose to 2.5 per cent from 2.4 per cent in February 2012.
Internet sales values (non-seasonally adjusted) in March 2012 increased by 15.2 per cent compared with March 2011.
Internet sales are now estimated to account for 8.5 per cent of all retail sales values excluding automotive fuel.
Contains a first estimate of retail sales in volume and value terms, seasonally and non-seasonally adjusted.