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Release: Retail Sales, November 2011

Released: 15 December 2011 Next edition: 20 January 2012


Kate Davies

Retail Sales

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

  • Value of retail sales in November 2011 showed an increase of 4.6 per cent compared with November 2010.

  • Sales volumes in November 2011 increased by 0.7 per cent compared to November 2010.

  • Non-store retailing and automotive fuel sales volumes increased in November 2011 compared to November 2010 by 18.9 and 2.7 per cent respectively. The predominantly food and predominantly non-food sectors saw sales volumes decrease by 0.6 and 0.7 per cent respectively.

  • Non-seasonally adjusted volume data shows that again small stores provided the most upward pressure increasing by 4.5 per cent, in comparison large stores decreased by 0.1 per cent over the same period. Non-seasonally adjusted value data shows that small stores value sales grew by 7.8 per cent, in comparison large stores increased by 3.6 per cent.

  • The average weekly spend on online retailing has increased to £787.9 million up from £546.4 million in October 2011 and is now estimated to account for 12.2 per cent of all retail sales (excluding automotive fuel).

Contains a first estimate of retail sales in volume and value terms, seasonally and non-seasonally adjusted.
Content from the Office for National Statistics.
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