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The total annual retail sales value for 2016 was £388 billion.
In September 2017, the quantity bought (volume) in retail sales fell by 0.8% compared with the previous month, but the underlying trend shows retail sales increasing.
Compared to the same period a year ago, the value of retail sales was up 4.7% in the three months to September 2017.
However, most of the rise was the result of inflation. The quantity bought (volume) in the retail industry was estimated to have increased by only 1.5% in the three months to September 2017 compared to the same period a year ago.
The average weekly value of internet sales in Great Britain was £1.2 billion in September 2017.
Online sales increased year-on-year by 14.0% and by 2.4% on the month, accounting for approximately 16.0% of all retail spending.
The value of sales in food stores in the three months to September 2017 was up 2.3% on the same period last year.
The value of sales in non-food stores was up 4.3% on last year.