Retail Sales

Retail Sales – January 2012


Total retail sales rose by 2.1% in January according to the latest figures from the British Retail Consortium. On a like-for-like basis sales fell by 0.3%. On both measures it was the second-worst January, after January 2010, since

Retail Sales – December 2011

Total retail sales grew by 4.1% in December according to the latest figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).  Growth beat expectations and excluding Easter distortions was the strongest seen this year.  The figures were boosted by some one-off factors such as the severe snow disruptions of last

Retail Sales – November 2011


Official data from the Office for National Statistics revealed a fall in retail sales in the run-up to Christmas.  Sales volumes in November fell by 0.4% compared with the previous month, while annual growth of 0.7% was recorded over the year.  Sales values (non-seasonally adjusted and

Retail Sales – October 2011

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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that retail sales volumes (excluding petrol) rose by 0.6% from September, much stronger than many economists had predicted.  The ONS claimed that small retail stores appeared to have been the beneficiaries of the

Retail Sales – September 2011


UK retail sales volumes rose by 0.6% in September, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), beating analysts’ forecasts. The ONS also reported that sales were 0.6% higher than September last year.  Clothing sales remained depressed falling

Retail Sales – August 2011


Retail sales volumes excluding fuel fell by 0.1% in August from the month before and 0.1% year-on-year according to the Retail Sales Index (RSI) produced by the Office for National Statistics.  The value of retail sales excluding fuel was the same level as the month before

Retail sales – July 2011


The British Retail Consortium (BRC) revealed that total sales rose by 2.5% (0.6% on a like-for-like) basis in July driven by a slight revival in food, while non-food sales continued to struggle. Clothing and footwear also reportedly picked-up after a tough June, helped by discounts

Retail sales – June 2011

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Retail sales beat expectations in June which saw sales volumes rise by 0.8% (excluding fuel) according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Retailers’ efforts to use early promotions and slash prices seem to have paid off by bringing consumers back to the high street.  

Retail sales – May 2011

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After the distortions of Easter and the extra bank holiday, the latest retail sales figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed a sharp fall in spending.  In May, sales volumes fell by 1.6% in the month which following the same underlying trend as the British Retail Consortium’s figures released last week.  Quarter-on-quarter… Read More