Social & Organisational Research Blog
- Year-on-year estimates in the quantity bought in the retail industry continued to show growth for the 29th consecutive month in September 2015, increasing by 6.5% compared with September 2014.
- The underlying pattern in the data, as suggested by the 3 month on 3 month movement in the quantity bought, showed growth for the 22nd consecutive month, increasing by 0.9%.
- Compared with August 2015, the quantity bought in the retail industry is estimated to have increased by 1.9%.
- Average store prices (including petrol stations) fell by 3.6% in September 2015 compared with September 2014, the 15th consecutive month of year-on-year price falls.
- The amount spent in the retail industry increased by 2.7% in September 2015 compared with September 2014 and by 1.4% compared with August 2015.
- The value of online sales increased by 15.2% in September 2015 compared with September 2014 and increased by 4.5% compared with August 2015