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The average weekly value of all retail sales in Great Britain was £6.9bn in August 2015, down from £7.1bn in July. The total annual sales value for 2014 was £378bn.
Over the three months to August, the value of retail sales grew by 0.3% compared to the previous three months, the 30th successive period of growth, although the rate of growth has been slowing since the beginning of 2015.
The value of retail sales in the three months to August 2015 was 0.8% higher than the same three months a year ago.
The average weekly value of internet sales in Great Britain was £800.0 million in August 2015.
The value of sales made online in is 12% higher than in August 2014, at least the seventh successive annual increase.
Most of the value of retail sales online is from stores without a physical presence.
The value of sales in food stores August 2015 was down 1.3% on the August 2014 level.The average weekly value of sales in food stores was £2.8bn in August 2015 and £2.9bn for non-food stores.
The value of sales in non-food stores was 1.6% higher than last year.