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March 2018 UK Retail Sales: Stronger Volume Growth, Supported by an Earlier Easter

Coresight Research

Executive Summary

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

Our monthly UK Retail Sales Report reviews the latest sector data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Highlights from our March UK Retail Sales Report:

  • UK retail saw a strengthening of year-over-year volume (or real term) growth in March. Easter Sunday fell on April 1 this year versus April 16 last year, and this pulled some Easter-related spending forward into March.
  • Total value retail sales growth of 5.2% in March was the highest seen since last August.

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