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Release: Retail Sales, February 2012

Released: 22 March 2012 Next edition: 20 April 2012


Kate Davies

Retail Sales

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455602

Categories: Economy, National Accounts, National Income, Expenditure and Output

Frequency of release: Monthly

Language: English

Geographical coverage: GB

Geographical breakdown: Other

Survey name(s): Monthly Business Survey - Retail Sales Inquiry

  • The value of retail sales in February 2012 increased by 3.2 per cent compared with February 2011.

  • Sales volumes in February 2012 increased by 1.0 per cent compared with February 2011.

  • Sales volumes were driven by non-store retailing, predominantly food stores and non-specialised stores.

  • The year on year implied price deflator in February 2012 rose to 2.4 per cent from 2.2 per cent in January 2012.

  • The proportion of retail sales made via the Internet is estimated to have been 10.7 per cent of all retail sales excluding fuel in February 2012.

Contains a first estimate of retail sales in volume and value terms, seasonally and non-seasonally adjusted.

Content from the Office for National Statistics.
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