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Retail sales: Key Economic Indicators

Published Friday, February 17, 2017

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 January 2017, up from £6.6 billion in January 2017. The total annual retail sales value for 2016 was £388 billion.

Over the three months to January 2017, the value of retail sales was up 0.8% compared with the previous three months.

Compared to the same period a year ago, the value of retail sales was up 4.9% in the three months to January 2017.

Internet sales

The average weekly value of internet sales in Great Britain was £1.0 billion in January 2017.

The value of internet sales in January 2017 was up 10.1% on last year.

Sales by sector

The average weekly value of sales in food stores was £2.7 billion in January 2017 and £2.8 billion in non-food stores.

The value of sales in food stores in the three months to January 2017 was up 1.3% on the same period last year.

The value of sales in non-food stores was up 4.2% on last year.

Commons Briefing papers SN02818

Author: Chris Rhodes

Topics: Economic situation, Service industries

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