- The value of retail sales in August 2011 increased by 4.7 per cent compared with August 2010.
- Sales volumes in August 2011 were unchanged compared with August 2010 but the sector results show a mixed picture.
- Non-store retailing sales volumes provided the greatest upward pressure to the all retailing figure increasing by 13.7 per cent year-on-year.
- Predominantly non-food stores sales volumes decreased by 1.2 per cent driven by household goods stores providing the greatest downward pressure.
- An estimated £25.4 billion was spent on retail goods during August 2011, up from £24.3 billion in August 2010.
Contains a first estimate of retail sales in volume and value terms, seasonally and non-seasonally adjusted.