Retail sales: economic indicators - Commons Library Standard Note

Published 27 March 2015 | Standard notes SN02818

Authors: Christopher Watson

Topic: Economic situation, Service industries

The value of retail sales in the three months to February 2015 was 2.1% higher than the same three months in the previous year.

The value of internet sales decreased by 2.3% compared with January 2015 and accounted for 11.6% of all retail sales in February 2015. Online sales increased by 10.1% compared with February 2014.

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