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The average weekly value of all retail sales in Great Britain was £7.2bn in October 2015, up from £7.0bn in September. The total annual sales value for 2014 was £378bn.
Over the three months to October, the value of retail sales was unchanged compared with the previous three months, ending a two and a half year period of sustained growth.
However, the value of retail sales in the three months to October 2015 was 1.1% higher than the same three months a year ago.
The average weekly value of internet sales in Great Britain was £839.1 million in October 2015.
This is 11.2% up on the October 2014, at least the eight successive annual increase.
Most of the value of retail sales online is from stores without a physical presence.
The average weekly value of sales in food stores was £2.8bn in October 2015 and £3.1bn in non-food stores.
The value of sales in food stores in October 2015 was down 1.5% on the October 2014 level.