Retail sales: economic indicators - Commons Library Standard Note

Published 19 September 2014 | Standard notes SN02818

Authors: David Hough

Topic: Economic situation, Service industries

The value of retail sales in the three months to August 2014 was 2.6% higher than the same three months in the previous year. This year-on-year increase is now the 17th month of consecutive year on year growth. The value of retail sales in August 2014 alone was 2.7% higher than in August 2013 and 0.2% lower than July 2014. The value of internet sales in August 2014 was 8.3% higher than in August 2013.

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