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RSI:Value Seasonally Adjusted:All Retailers inc fuel:All Business Index

114.3 Index, base year = 100

2017 AUG

Release date:
20 September 2017

Next release:
19 October 2017
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Retail sales in Great Britain: August 2017

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  • In August 2017, the quantity bought (volume) in the retail sales industry increased by 1.0% compared with July 2017; with other non-food stores and non-store retailing as the main contributors to growth.
  • Compared with August 2016, the quantity bought increased by 2.4%; the 52nd consecutive month of year-on-year increase in retail sales.
  • Year-on-year contribution of food stores remains flat whilst there was a fall in the contribution of growth within petrol stations, showing that contributions to the overall growth came from non-essential items.
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