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In July 2018, retail sales in the UK totalled £7.3 billion per week. This figure includes money spent in shops, supermarkets, online and in petrol stations.
In the three months to July 2018, the quantity (volume) of retail sales increased by 2.1% compared with the previous three months (this figure does not include the effect of inflation).
The average weekly value of internet sales in Great Britain was £1.3 billion in July 2018, 17% of all retail sales.
Online sales increased year-on-year by 15%, driven by growth in online sales by department stores, up 35% on the year.
In July 2018, the volume of sales in food stores in the three months to June 2018 was up 3.2% on the same period last year.
The value of sales in non-food stores was up 1.7% on last year.