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October 2020 UK Retail Sales: Total Sales Jump 8% Ahead of Second Lockdown

Coresight Research

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October was the sixth consecutive month of growth momentum in UK retail sales, supported by strength at health and beauty retailers and in the DIY and hardware sector.

We review the monthly data for UK retail in total and by sector:

  • We chart the trend in total value and volume retail sales growth over the last 13 months.
  • We show value sales growth for 20 sectors across food and nonfood retail, for each of the latest three months.
  • We discuss growth in online retail sales, by major sector.
  • We present a Covid-19 lockdown timeline.

With England having entered a second Covid-19 lockdown on November 5, we expect the strong growth momentum of UK retail sales to come to an end.

Coresight Research’s monthly reports keep you up to date on US and UK retail sales, US retail traffic and in-store metrics, and key global consumer indicators. Click here to view our full collection of monthly reports.


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