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

109.3 Index, base year = 100

2017 OCT

Release date:
16 November 2017

Next release:
14 December 2017
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Retail sales, Great Britain: October 2017

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  • The underlying pattern in the retail industry in October 2017, as suggested by the three-month on three-month measure is one of growth, with the quantity bought increasing by 0.9%.
  • The quantity bought in October 2017 increased by 0.3% compared with September 2017; non-food stores, in particular second-hand goods stores (charity shops, auction houses, antiques and fine art dealers) provided the largest contribution to this growth.
  • The longer-term picture as shown by the year-on-year growth rate shows the quantity bought fell by 0.3% in comparison with a strong October 2016; food stores provided the largest contribution to this fall.
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