Retail sales: Key Economic Indicators

Published 18 June 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 £7.1bn in May 2015 and £379bn for 2014.

Chart: Value of retail sales since 2007

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

Topics: Economic situation, Service industries

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