Retail Sales Data

Retail Economics offers subscribers easy access to view, download and analyse a range of retail data sources. The UK Retail Sales data page identifies and presents crucial indicators which underpin our retail insight, analysis and help form an opinion of the underlying health of the retail sector in Great Britain. This page includes data for retail sales by channel, size of retailer and by sector.

Subscribers can quickly assess the important trends within the retail sector in Great Britain as they develop, ensuring that they are abreast of underlying factors affecting UK retail businesses.

Click on the Download icon to download a CSV file containing up to ten years' worth of data which can be manipulated easily. We can also work with subscribers to provide them with bespoke excel charting options with the indicators that most suit their business needs.

Non-subscribers can view and select data up to December 2014. Subscribers can view and select the latest available data, going back up to ten years.


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Retail Sales Growth by Category (Retail Economics)

% change year-on-year Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Source Download
Food y/y Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
Homewares y/y Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
Electricals y/y Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
Clothing y/y Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
Footwear y/y Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
Furniture and Flooring y/y 1.2 4.4 2.5 4.3 -2.6 4.6 Retail Economics Excel download
DIY and Gardening y/y Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
Health and Beauty y/y Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
Other y/y Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
Non-Store y/y Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
Total y/y Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download

Retail Sales Spend by Category (Retail Economics)

£ million - average per week Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Source Download
Food Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
Homewares Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
Electricals £281 £336 £366 £465 £532 £333 Retail Economics Excel download
Clothing Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
Footwear Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
Furniture and Flooring Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
DIY and Gardening Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
Health and Beauty Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
Other Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
Non-Store Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download

Retail Sales Spend by Region (Retail Economics)

£ million - average per week Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Source Download
London Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
South East Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
South West Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
East of England £594 £603 £636 £702 £810 £573 Retail Economics Excel download
East Midlands Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
West Midlands Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
Yorkshire and the Humber Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
North East Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
North West Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
Wales Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
Scotland Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download
Great Britain Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Padlock Retail Economics Excel download

Retail Sales (exc automotive fuel) (ONS)

% change year-on-year Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Source Download
ONS Retail Sales Value NSA 4.1 2.6 6.2 6.0 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Retail Sales Volume NSA 6.0 3.9 7.7 6.6 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Retail Sales Value SA 6.2 4.2 7.7 6.5 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Retail Sales Volume SA 6.2 4.1 7.7 6.4 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download

Retail Sales by Sector (Values, Non-Seasonally Adjusted) (ONS)

% change year-on-year Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Source Download
ONS Predominately Food 3.8 1.1 3.5 2.1 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Furniture and Lighting 5.7 0.2 2.1 5.3 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Household Goods -1.1 -4.3 3.0 5.9 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Electrical Household Appliances -6.3 -9.5 -1.7 0.9 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Computers and Telecoms 1.9 -3.2 16.3 2.7 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Non-Specialised Stores 6.6 6.8 4.2 3.2 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Predominately Non-Food 2.0 1.1 5.3 4.4 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Other Non-Food 6.4 6.1 9.4 8.0 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Clothing and Footwear -3.3 -4.0 3.6 0.9 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Hardware -4.7 -5.5 7.7 11.4 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Footwear 1.1 -0.1 6.1 7.8 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download

Retail Sales by Size of Retailer (Values, Non-Seasonally Adjusted) (ONS)

% change year-on-year Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Source Download
ONS Retail Sales (NSA) Large Businesses 3.9 1.5 4.5 3.0 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Food Stores (NSA) Large Businesses 2.5 -0.2 1.1 -0.3 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Non-Food Stores (NSA) Large Businesses 2.7 1.4 6.0 3.3 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Clothing and Footwear (NSA) Large Businesses 1.2 -1.5 6.4 3.5 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Clothing (NSA) Large Businesses 0.6 -2.5 6.2 2.8 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Household Goods (NSA) Large Businesses 0.8 1.0 5.1 6.5 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Retail Sales (NSA) Small Businesses 4.9 6.7 12.6 18.0 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Food Stores (NSA) Small Businesses 11.9 9.1 20.3 17.7 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Non-Food Stores (NSA) Small Businesses 0.0 -0.2 3.5 8.0 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Clothing and Footwear (NSA) Small Businesses -24.1 -19.3 -15.5 -18.4 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Clothing (NSA) Small Businesses -29.6 -19.2 -20.5 -25.3 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Household Goods (NSA) Small Businesses -5.1 -14.3 -1.0 4.5 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download

Online Retail Sales (ONS)

% change year-on-year Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Source Download
ONS Online Retail Sales 23.6 25.2 29.3 26.2 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Online Food 10.8 14.2 23.1 23.9 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Online Non-Food 19.5 16.8 22.5 18.0 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Online Clothing and Footwear -3.1 -1.4 7.4 10.3 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Online Household Goods 60.7 37.7 50.8 34.4 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Online Non-Specialised Non-Food 17.9 19.8 18.7 15.7 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Online Other Non-Food 37.2 30.9 33.6 21.6 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Non-Store 30.9 34.9 36.2 33.2 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download

Measure Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Source Download
Average Weekly Online Sales Values (£m) 879.7 956.0 1,070.8 1,436.1 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Online as Percentage of Total Retail Sales 13.7 14.7 15.4 18.5 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download

Source: Where ONS is noted as a source, this is licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0.