Retail sales in the UK were up 0.8% mom in October of 2021, the first gain in six months and above forecasts of 0.5%, amid early Christmas shopping. The main upward contribution came from sales at non-food stores (4.2%), namely second-hand stores (charity shops and auction houses), games and toys, sports equipment stores, and clothing stores (6.2%). Clothing store's sales volumes in October 2021 were only 0.5% below pre-pandemic levels in February 2020. In contrast, sales of auto fuel declined 6.4% as consumption returns to more typical levels following strong growth in September, and sales of food edged down 0.3%. Meanwhile, the proportion of sales online fell to 27.3% in October 2021, its lowest proportion since March 2020 (22.5%) but still substantially higher than the 19.7% in February 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic. source: Office for National Statistics
Retail Sales MoM in the United Kingdom averaged 0.24 percent from 1996 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 13.90 percent in June of 2020 and a record low of -17.80 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Retail Sales MoM - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Retail Sales MoM - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2021.
Retail Sales MoM in the United Kingdom is expected to be 0.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Retail Sales MoM is projected to trend around 0.70 percent in 2022 and 0.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.