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September 22, 2023

The UK Office for National Statistics reports that UK retail sales value as well as retail sales volume increased in August 2023.

Month over month (August 2023 vs July 2023)

Retail sales values increased by 0.8% while volumes (adjusted to remove the effects of price changes) increased 0.4%.

Internet sales decreased by 0.9% and accounted for 26.9% of total retail sales.

Year-over-Year (August 2023 vs August 2022)

Retail sales values increased 3.8% while retail sales volumes decreased 1.4%.

Year-to-date (January-August 2023 vs January-August 2022)

Retail sales values increased 3.6% and retail sales volumes decreased 3.4%.


Source: UK Office for National Statistics: Statistical Bulletin

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