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UK Retail sales value dropped by 1.4% month on month in September

Retail sales in the UK declined 1.4% month-over-month in September of 2022, following a revised 1.7% decline in August.

Sales dropped across the main sectors:

  • namely food (-0.7%)
  • non-food stores (-0.2%)
  • non-store retailing (-0.4%)
  • fuel (-0.1%).


Household goods stores (such as furniture stores) sales volumes fell by 1.5% in September 2022 because of falls in each of its sub-industries. Continuing feedback from retailers suggests that consumers are cutting back on spending because of increased prices and affordability concerns.

Other non-food stores, such as jewellery stores, reported a monthly fall in sales volumes of 0.7% in September 2022, while department stores fell by 0.6%.

Year-on-year, retail sales dropped 6.9%.

Compared with the pre-coronavirus level in February 2020, total retail sales were 1.3% lower.



source: Office  for National Statistics

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