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

111.6 Index, base year = 100

2016 NOV

Release date:
15 December 2016

Next release:
20 January 2017
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Retail sales in Great Britain: Nov 2016

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  • In November 2016, the quantity of goods bought (volume) in the retail industry was estimated to have increased by 5.9% compared with November 2015; all store types showed growth with the largest contribution coming from non-store retailing.
  • Compared with October 2016, the quantity bought was estimated to have increased by 0.2%; there was a mixed picture across store types with strong growth reported in some sectors. In particular, within non-food stores, feedback from household goods stores stated that “Black Friday” events had boosted sales in November.
  • The underlying pattern in the retail industry continues to show strong growth with the 3 month on 3 month movement in the quantity bought increasing by 2.1%; this is the 35th consecutive period of 3 month on 3 month growth.
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