Retail sales: economic indicators - Commons Library Standard Note

Published 23 January 2015 | Standard notes SN02818

Authors: David Hough

Topic: Economic situation, Service industries

The value of retail sales in the three months to December 2014 was 2.3% higher than the same three months in the previous year. The value of internet sales in December 2014 was 2.8% lower than in November 2014, the largest fall since August 2012.


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