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 - April 2016

The UK Retail Sales report includes:

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Summary and economic overview
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Sales growth by category (year-on-year)
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Online sales growth (year-on-year)
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Sales growth by region
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Total spend by sector
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Average weekly spend (£m)
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Footfall by channel
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Summary of external retail sales sources including Office for National Statistics, British Retail Consortium, CBI, BDO, John Lewis, Visa and more



Summary

Retail sales fell by 0.5 per cent in March, year-on-year (non-seasonally adjusted), according to the Retail Economics Retail Sales Index. The earlier timing of Easter should have supported favourable annual comparisons, yet sharp declines in Clothing and Footwear, Food and lacklustre Online sales drove the second worst performance since 2013.

While we expected retail spending growth to slow coming into 2016, the last six months have been much more challenging than expected. Sales growth since October 2015 has averaged just 0.4 per cent compared with 3.5 per cent for the same six-month in 2014-15.


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Download UK Retail Sales - March 2016

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