Retail sales: Key Economic Indicators

Published 22 May 2015

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 £6.9bn in April 2015 and £378.68bn for 2014.

Chart: Value of retail sales since 2007

The value of retail sales in the three months to April 2015 were 0.5% lower than the previous three months but 1.3% higher than the same three months a year ago.

The average weekly value of internet sales in Great Britain was £801.8 million in April 2015. The amount spent online accounted for 12.2% of all non-fuel retail spending.

The value of internet sales in April 2015 were 13.1% 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 £2.91 bn in April 2015 and £3.12 bn for non-food stores.

The value of sales in food stores in the three months to April 2015 was 0.4% lower than in the same period last year but 4.3% higher for non-food stores.

Commons Briefing papers SN02818

Author: Christopher Watson

Topics: Economic situation, Service industries

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