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Retail Sales Index

June 2018 (Provisional) May 2018 (Final)

Seasonally Adjusted Retail Sales Index - All Businesses
 (Base Year 2015 = 100)
     Volume IndexValue Index
June 2018109.5107.0
May 2018113.4108.0
June 2017102.3100.7
Monthly % change-3.4-0.9
Annual % change7.06.3

Retail Sales volume decreased by 3.4% in June 2018

Retail Sales Index - Seasonally Adjusted Volume
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Seasonally adjusted, the volume of retail sales decreased by 3.4% in the month of June, with an annual increase of 7.0%. See Table 1. If Motor Trades are excluded, there was an increase of 0.1% in the volume of retail sales in June 2018 when compared with May 2018 and there was an increase of 4.6% in the annual figure. See Table 2.

The sectors with the largest monthly volume decreases were Furniture & Lighting (-3.1%) and Other Retail Sales (-2.5%). See Table 3. The sectors with the largest month on month volume increases were Electrical Goods (2.1%) and Non-Specialised Stores (1.7%). 

There was a decrease of 0.9% in the value of retail sales in June 2018 when compared with May 2018 and there was an annual increase of 6.3% when compared with June 2017. If Motor Trades are excluded there was an increase of 0.6% in the month and an increase of 4.0% in the annual figure.

Unadjusted indices are available on CSO Statbank.