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Thomas StorringDirector – Economics and Statistics
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August 15, 2019

The UK Office for National Statistics reports that UK retail sales increased in July.

  • Month over month retail sales values increased 0.2 per cent and the retail sales volume (adjusted for price changes) increased 0.2 per cent over June 2019.
  • Year-over-year retail sales values increased 3.9 per cent and retail sales volumes increased 3.3 per cent over July 2018.
  • Year-to-date retail sales values increased 4.7 per cent and retail sales volumes increased 4.2 per cent over Jan-Jul 2018.

Year-over-year Internet Sales increased by 12.7 per cent over July 2018. Online sales increased to a 19.9 per cent share of all retail sales.

Source: UK Office for National Statistics: Statistical BulletinRetail Sales Data 

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