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The average weekly value of all retail sales in Great Britain was £7.1bn in May 2015 and £379bn for 2014.
The value of retail sales in the three months to May 2015 were 1.8% higher than the previous three months but 1.4% higher than the same three months a year ago.
The average weekly value of internet sales in Great Britain was £801 million in May 2015. The amount spent online accounted for 12% of all non-fuel retail spending.
The value of internet sales in April 2015 were 7.4% higher than the same month a year ago.
Most of the value of retail sales online is made up by stores without a physical presence.
The average weekly value of sales in food stores was £2.9bn in May 2015 and £3.0bn for non-food stores.
The value of sales in food stores in the three months to May 2015 was 1.0% higher than in the same period last year but 4.1% higher for non-food stores.
Commons Briefing papers SN02818
Author: Christopher Watson