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Release: Retail Sales, January 2012

Released: 17 February 2012 Next edition: 22 March 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: GB

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

  • Value of retail sales in January 2012 showed an increase of 4.4 per cent compared with January 2011.

  • Sales volumes in January 2012 increased 2.0 per cent compared with January 2011.

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

  • The year on year implied price deflator showed to show inflation of 2.2 per cent.  The lowest since 1.0 per cent in November 2009. 

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

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