Retail Sales in the United Kingdom decreased 5.90 percent in January of 2021 over the same month in the previous year. It is the biggest fall since May of 2020 as tighter nationwide coronavirus restrictions affected sales. Figures came much worse than market forecasts of a 1.3 percent drop. source: Office for National Statistics

Retail Sales YoY in the United Kingdom averaged 2.45 percent from 1997 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 13.10 percent in December of 2001 and a record low of -22.90 percent in April of 2020. This page provides - United Kingdom Retail Sales YoY - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2021.

Retail Sales YoY in the United Kingdom is expected to be 2.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Retail Sales YoY in the United Kingdom to stand at 1.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-5.90 3.10 13.10 -22.90 1997 - 2021 percent Monthly
2016=100, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-20 07:00 AM Oct 5.8% 4.6% 4.2% 4%
2020-12-18 07:00 AM Nov 2.4% 5.8% 2.8% 3.2%
2021-01-22 07:00 AM Dec 2.9% 2.1% 4% 3.8%
2021-02-19 07:00 AM Jan -5.9% 3.1% -1.3% -0.7%
2021-03-26 07:00 AM Feb -5.9%
2021-04-23 06:00 AM Mar
2021-05-21 06:00 AM Apr
2021-06-18 06:00 AM May


United Kingdom Retail Sales YoY
In the United Kingdom, the year-over-year change in Retail sales compares the aggregated sales of retail goods and services during a certain month to the same month a year ago.