Retail sales in the United Kingdom rose by 24.6 percent from a year earlier in May 2021, following a 42.4 percent increase in April and missing market expectations of a 29 percent advance. source: Office for National Statistics

Retail Sales YoY in the United Kingdom averaged 2.66 percent from 1997 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 42.40 percent in April of 2021 and a record low of -23.10 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 June of 2021.

Retail Sales YoY in the United Kingdom is expected to be 15.10 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 3.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 3.40 percent in 2022 and 2.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
24.60 42.40 42.40 -23.10 1997 - 2021 percent Monthly
2016=100, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-03-26 07:00 AM Feb -3.7% -5.9% -3.5% -3.8%
2021-04-23 06:00 AM Mar 7.2% -3.6% 3.5% 4%
2021-05-21 06:00 AM Apr 42.4% 7.2% 36.8% 37%
2021-06-18 06:00 AM May 24.6% 42.4% 29% 29.7%
2021-07-23 06:00 AM Jun 24.6% 15.1%
2021-08-20 06:00 AM Jul
2021-09-17 06:00 AM Aug
2021-10-22 06:00 AM Sep


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.