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Retail sales: Key Economic Indicators

Published Monday, April 25, 2016

Retail sales: key indicators on the value of retail sales.

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The average weekly value of all retail sales in Great Britain was £6.8 billion in March 2016, up slightly on the amount spent in March 2015. The total annual retail sales value for 2015 was £375 billion.

Retail sales

Over the three months to March 2016, the value of retail sales was up 0.3% compared with the previous three months.

Compared to the same period a year ago, the value of retail sales was up 1.0% in the three months to March 2016.

The average weekly value of internet sales in Great Britain was £859.6 million in March 2016.

This is 8.9% up on March 2015.

Almost three quarters of the value of retail sales online is from stores without a physical presence.

The value of sales in food stores in March 2016 was up £2.8 billion in March 2016 and £2.8 billion in non-food stores.

The value of sales in non-food stores was down 0.5% on last year.

Commons Briefing papers SN02818

Author: Chris Rhodes

Topics: Economic situation, Service industries

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