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Coresight Bites: UK Retail Sales Jump as Shops Reopen

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  • In April 2021, total UK retail sales grew significantly year over year, due to the easing of lockdown restrictions and the release of pent-up demand.
  • While weak comparatives were a major factor in this month’s strong growth, April 2021 saw strong sales by any measure. Comparing to 2019 values, April sales still grew by a healthy margin, up from March’s two-year increase.
  • Online sales as a percentage of overall retail sales continued its downward slide, dropping below 30% in April 2021.
  • Coresight Research’s monthly reports keep you up to date on retail sales (in total and by sector) and key consumer indicators, focusing on the US, the UK and China. Click here to view our full collection of monthly reports.

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