Release

Retail sales, Great Britain: March 2020

Released: 24 April 2020 7:00am
Next release: 22 May 2020

Summary

A first estimate of retail sales in volume and value terms, seasonally and non-seasonally adjusted.


We have changed the publication time of this release from 9.30am to 7.00am. This is in response to the developing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK and is to ensure fair and equal access to our market sensitive statistics.

More information on this change and the releases it affects is available in our Changes to publication times of market-sensitive statistics statement.

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Changes to this release date

  1. Previous date

    23 April 2020 9:30am

    Reason for change

    As the demand increases for statistics and data to measure the impact of the COVID19 pandemic, we have had to change data gathering and release practices, focusing efforts on priority analysis and statistics. As such we have re-scheduled this release. Please see our statement on how we are responding to the coronavirus illness.

  2. Previous date

    23 April 2020 7:30am

    Reason for change

    As the demand increases for statistics and data to measure the impact of the COVID19 pandemic, we have had to change data gathering and release practices, focusing efforts on priority analysis and statistics. As such we have re-scheduled this release. Please see our statement on how we are responding to the coronavirus illness.

  3. Previous date

    23 April 2020 7:00am

    Reason for change

    Due to coronavirus and its affect on the retail sector, we require a longer period of quality assurance of the data.

About the data

National Statistics

These statistics have been given National Statistics status by the Office for Statistics Regulation. They have been produced by following the standards set out in the Code of Practice for Statistics. They meet the highest standards of trustworthiness, quality and public value.

This means that they:

  • meet identified user needs
  • are well explained and easily accessible
  • are produced based on appropriate data and methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest