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Release: Retail Sales, March 2012

Released: 20 April 2012 Next edition: 23 May 2012

Contact

Kate Davies

Retail Sales

kate.davies@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455617

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

  • 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.

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