United Kingdom: Retail sales

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 United Kingdom

Retail sales index

 Latest value 98.5
 Reference May 2024
 Measure index points
 Data availability January 1996 - May 2024
 Average 81.85
 Min - Max 55.3 - 108.5
 Source Office for National Statistics of the United Kingdom
For that indicator, we provide data for the United Kingdom from January 1996 to May 2024. The average value for the United Kingdom during that period was 81.85 index points with a minimum of 55.3 index points in January 1996 and a maximum of 108.5 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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United Kingdom - Retail sales - recent values

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United Kingdom - Retail sales - historical chart - 1996-2024
Measure: index points
Source: Office for National Statistics of the United Kingdom


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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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