United Kingdom: Retail sales

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 United Kingdom

Retail sales index

 Latest value 99.7
 Reference August 2022
 Measure index points
 Source Office for National Statistics of the United Kingdom

For that indicator, we provide data for the United Kingdom from January 1996 to August 2022. The average value for the United Kingdom during that period was 80.85 index points with a minimum of 55.3 index points in January 1996 and a maximum of 108.6 index points in April 2021. Click on the following link to see the values of Retail sales index around the world.
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Measure: index points
Source: Office for National Statistics of the United Kingdom



Definition: The retail sales index is an aggregated measure of the sales of retail goods over a stated period. Because retail sales are a measure of consumer demand for finished goods, they are a leading macroeconomic indicator of the pulse of an economy and its projected path toward expansion or contraction. The retail sales index measures only the volume changes, i.e. price level changes are excluded.
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