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Retail sales: Key Economic Indicators

Published Friday, April 21, 2017

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 £7.2 billion in March 2017, down from £7.8 billion in March 2016. The total annual retail sales value for 2016 was £388 billion.

Over the three months to March 2017, the value of retail sales was unchanged compared with the previous three months.

Compared to the same period a year ago, the value of retail sales was up 4.8% in the three months to March 2017.

Internet sales

The average weekly value of internet sales in Great Britain was £1.0 billion in March 2017.

The value of internet sales in March 2017 was up 19.5% on last year.

Sales by sector

The average weekly value of sales in food stores was £2.9 billion in March 2017 and £2.8 billion in non-food stores.

The value of sales in food stores in the three months to March 2017 was up 1.8% on the same period last year.

The value of sales in non-food stores was up 2.2% on last year.

Commons Briefing papers SN02818

Author: Chris Rhodes

Topics: Economic situation, Service industries

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