UK Retail Sales Data

Retail Economics identifies crucial economic indicators which underpin our retail insight and analysis for the UK retail market.

As a subscriber you can instantly view, download and analyse a range of retail data sources using our data visualisation tools and intuitive dashboard. Includes:

  • Retail sales by category: food, clothing, electricals, homewares etc.
  • Online retail sales growth
  • Access underlying data for graphs and charts in your insight reports
  • Downloadable retail sales time series data and more...

Subscribers can click on the download icon to access a CSV file containing up to ten years' worth of data which can be easily manipulated.

As a subscriber, we can also work with you to provide you with bespoke Excel charting options with the indicators that most suit your business needs.

Non-subscribers can only 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 Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Source Download
Food y/y Retail Economics
Homewares y/y Retail Economics
Electricals y/y Retail Economics
Clothing y/y Retail Economics
Footwear y/y Retail Economics
Furniture and Flooring y/y 3.1 -4.1 -1.7 -0.1 -6.5 N/A Retail Economics
DIY and Gardening y/y Retail Economics
Health and Beauty y/y Retail Economics
Other y/y Retail Economics
Non-Store y/y Retail Economics
Total y/y Retail Economics

Retail Sales Spend by Category (Retail Economics)

£ million - average per week Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Source Download
Food Retail Economics
Homewares Retail Economics
Electricals 279.1 322.5 278.4 284.5 321.2 N/A Retail Economics
Clothing Retail Economics
Footwear Retail Economics
Furniture and Flooring Retail Economics
DIY and Gardening Retail Economics
Health and Beauty Retail Economics
Other Retail Economics
Non-Store Retail Economics

Retail Sales Spend by Region (Retail Economics)

£ million - average per week Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Source Download
London Retail Economics
South East Retail Economics
South West Retail Economics
East of England 607.7 636.3 651.8 650.8 666.5 N/A Retail Economics
East Midlands Retail Economics
West Midlands Retail Economics
Yorkshire and the Humber Retail Economics
North East Retail Economics
North West Retail Economics
Wales Retail Economics
Scotland Retail Economics
Great Britain Retail Economics

Retail Sales (exc automotive fuel) (ONS)

% change year-on-year Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Source Download
ONS Retail Sales Value NSA 5.3 0.4 6.3 4.3 ONS
ONS Retail Sales Volume NSA 3.2 -1.6 4.5 2.9 ONS
ONS Retail Sales Value SA 1.2 1.2 4.4 2.9 ONS
ONS Retail Sales Volume SA 1.2 1.2 4.4 2.9 ONS

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

% change year-on-year Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Source Download
ONS Predominately Food 5.6 -1.6 5.2 5.5 ONS
ONS Furniture and Lighting 2.8 -2.5 6.2 3.3 ONS
ONS Household Goods 5.4 0.7 9.6 7.2 ONS
ONS Electrical Household Applicances 4.5 3.4 5.5 0.7 ONS
ONS Computers and Telecoms -0.3 -15.7 -3.3 -8 ONS
ONS Non-Specialised Stores 4.5 -0.6 4.2 2.7 ONS
ONS Predominately Non-Food 3.4 0.6 4.8 1.6 ONS
ONS Other Non-Food 5.7 3.1 4.3 -0.6 ONS
ONS Clothing and Footwear -1.1 -1.5 2.4 -0.8 ONS
ONS Hardware 8.7 2.8 15.7 14.7 ONS
ONS Footwear -6.2 -7.9 -3 -7.8 ONS

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

% change year-on-year Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Source Download
ONS Retail Sales (NSA) Large Businesses 4.6 -0.7 6 4.7 ONS
ONS Food Stores (NSA) Large Businesses 6.2 -1.9 4.8 5.1 ONS
ONS Non-Food Stores (NSA) Large Businesses 2.1 -0.7 5.9 3.9 ONS
ONS Clothing and Footwear (NSA) Large Businesses -0.9 -1 3.5 1.1 ONS
ONS Clothing (NSA) Large Businesses 0.2 -0.9 3.6 1.8 ONS
ONS Household Goods (NSA) Large Businesses 3.9 -1.3 10.6 7.8 ONS
ONS Retail Sales (NSA) Small Businesses 7.8 4.5 7.6 2.8 ONS
ONS Food Stores (NSA) Small Businesses 0.7 1.1 7.2 8.3 ONS
ONS Non-Food Stores (NSA) Small Businesses 7.3 4.3 1.8 -4.8 ONS
ONS Clothing and Footwear (NSA) Small Businesses -2.3 -4.5 -4.8 -12.5 ONS
ONS Clothing (NSA) Small Businesses -3.6 1.4 0.1 -12.2 ONS
ONS Household Goods (NSA) Small Businesses 8.4 5.2 7.5 6 ONS

Online Retail Sales (ONS)

% change year-on-year Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Source Download
ONS Online Retail Sales 16.2 12.2 20 14.1 ONS
ONS Online Food 10.8 11.6 17.3 11.2 ONS
ONS Online Non-Food 20.7 18 24.9 20.8 ONS
ONS Online Clothing and Footwear 13.1 23.8 22.9 17 ONS
ONS Online Household Goods 23 8.5 14.4 14.9 ONS
ONS Online Non-Specialised Non-Food 34.5 25.6 36.9 23.4 ONS
Online Other Non-Food 17.6 11 25.3 28.6 ONS
ONS Online Non-Store 15 8.7 17.7 10.7 ONS
Measure Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Source Download
Average Weekly Online Sales Values (£m) 1172.8 1169.5 1251.7 1230.8 ONS
Online as Percentage of Total Retail Sales 17.3 17 17.4 17.3 ONS
Source: Where ONS is noted as a source, this is licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0.