Insight Report

September 2018 UK Retail Sales: Volume Growth Continues to Sustain Retail Sales Expansion

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Key Points

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 September UK Retail Sales Report:

  • Retail sales growth in September was consistent with that seen in recent months. By value, sales were up 4.2%, supported by very solid volume growth of 3.3%, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
  • Large clothing retailers, which represent the bulk of the clothing specialists sector, saw strong growth of 4.1% in September according to the ONS. Footwear retailers continued to decline.
  • The grocery sector experienced a sequential slowing of growth, to 1.9% in September from 3.6% in August. Growth at Internet pure plays slowed, too.

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