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ONS: UK Retail Industry Spending Reached 366bn in 2017

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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published a report comparing the trends and emerging patterns in the relationship between the amount spent in retail between “bricks and mortar” store sales and online sales, during August 2018.

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Key points from the report include:

- The amount of money spent in the retail industry (excluding fuel) increased by 4.7% to approximately £366 billion in 2017, when compared with the previous year.

- In 2017, online-only sales increased at a rapid rate by 15.9% in comparison with the growth of 2.3% in sales within stores from the previous year.

- Despite the stronger online presence, consumers spent most of their money in stores and the majority of online spending was done within non-store retail.

- Throughout 2018 we had record proportions for online spending, increasing to 18.2% in August. 

- Department stores continued to reach a record proportion of online retailing in August 2018, at 18.4%.

Source : Insight DIY Team and ONS

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21 September 2018

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