Retail Sales, July 2012

Retail Sales, July 2012

  • In July 2012, all retailing seasonally adjusted sales volumes were estimated to have increased by 2.8 per cent compared with July 2011. Over the same period, all retailing seasonally adjusted sales values were estimated to have increased by 3.1 per cent.
  • In July 2012, all retailing seasonally adjusted sales volumes were estimated to have increased by 0.3 per cent compared with June 2012. Over the same period, all retailing seasonally adjusted sales values were estimated to have increased by 0.8 per cent.
  • The annual implied deflator (July 2012 compared with July 2011), which provides an estimate of the prices of goods sold or store price inflation slowed to 0.2 per cent. This is the lowest annual percentage change since October 2009 when it was also 0.2 per cent. The last time the annual percentage change was lower was in September 2009 when it stood at -0.8 per cent.
  • The average weekly spend for all retailing in July 2012 was £6.7 billion. This compares with £6.6 billion in June 2012 and £6.5 billion in July 2011.
  • The average spend via the Internet was estimated to be £505.1 million in July 2012; which means that the proportion of retail sales excluding automotive fuel made via the Internet was 8.5 per cent.
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