Retail sales rose by 3.2 per cent in October according to the Retail Economics Retail Sales Index (value, non-seasonally adjusted and excluding fuel). This is the strongest sales growth since November 2014 when sales rose 5.8 per cent — boosted by Black Friday. The three month rolling average, which provides a more accurate underlying trend, showed sales rose by 1.9 per cent — ahead of the 12-month average of 1.4 per cent. Despite the EU Referendum result, consumer spending has been resilient in the face of ongoing uncertainty. Total Non-Food was up 3.8 per cent, driven by strong performances of Electricals (+5.8 per cent), Clothing (+3.1 per cent) and Footwear (+3.6 per cent) which rose on last year’s levels.
UK Retail Sales Report
Retail Economics reports a range of retail sales indices on a monthly basis. Subscribers have access to all data (analytical reports and interactive data) and category breakdowns including online retail sales, clothing and footwear, household goods, food, DIY and gardening, consumer electricals and more.
UK Retail Sales - November 2016
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The UK Retail Sales report includes:
|Summary and economic overview|
|Sales growth by category (year-on-year)|
|Online sales growth (year-on-year)|
|Sales spend by region|
|Total spend by sector|
|Average weekly spend (£m)|
|Footfall by channel|
|Summary of external retail sales sources including Office for National Statistics, British Retail Consortium, CBI, BDO, John Lewis, Visa and more|