UK Online Retail 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, online growth rates by sector, online penetration rates, forecasts and market size estimates.


UK Online Retail - June 2018

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The UK Online Retail report includes:

Summary and overview
Online sales growth (year-on-year)
Online vs. Store sales growth
Online sales growth by category
Penetration rates by category
Online spending forecasts
Online penetration forecasts
Summary of external online statistics including ONS, BRC, BDO, MetaPack/IMRG


Total Online Retail Sales rose by 20.5 per cent in May, year-on-year (value and non-seasonally adjusted) compared with growth of 17.1 per cent in May 2017.

Online Department Stores and Clothing and Footwear were the best performing categories, with sales up 36.6 per cent and 24.6 per cent respectively, year-on-year

Seasonal and short-term factors supported online sales growth in May: warmer weather, the Royal Wedding/FA Cup Final as well as seasonal distortions caused by the later timing of the early May bank holiday.

These ‘feel-good’ factors permeated many online categories helping to drive the overall proportion of online spending to its highest rate since the year commenced.