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Frequency of release: Monthly
Geographical coverage: GB
Geographical breakdown: Other
Survey name(s): Monthly Business Survey - Retail Sales Inquiry
The value of retail sales in February 2012 increased by 3.2 per cent compared with February 2011.
Sales volumes in February 2012 increased by 1.0 per cent compared with February 2011.
Sales volumes were driven by non-store retailing, predominantly food stores and non-specialised stores.
The year on year implied price deflator in February 2012 rose to 2.4 per cent from 2.2 per cent in January 2012.
The proportion of retail sales made via the Internet is estimated to have been 10.7 per cent of all retail sales excluding fuel in February 2012.
Contains a first estimate of retail sales in volume and value terms, seasonally and non-seasonally adjusted.