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Release: Retail Sales, August 2011

Released: 15 September 2011 Next edition: 20 October 2011

Contact

Kate Davies

Retail Sales

retail.sales.enquiries@ons.gsi.gov.uk

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: Other

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

  • 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.
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