Retail sales in January 2015 were estimated to have increased by 5.4% compared with January 2014. This is the 22nd consecutive month of year-on-year growth and the longest period of sustained year-on-year growth since May 2008
Compared with December 2014, the quantity bought in the retail industry was estimated to have decreased by 0.3%.
Average store prices fell by 3.1% in January 2015 compared with January 2014.
In January 2015, the amount spent in the retail industry increased by 2.3% compared with January 2014 and fell by 1.0% compared with December 2014.