RETAIL SALES - NOVEMBER 2015
December 17 2015.


Year-on-year estimates of the quantity bought in the retail industry show growth for the 31st consecutive month in November 2015, increasing by 5.0% compared with November 2014.


The underlying pattern in the data, as suggested by the 3 month on 3 month movement in the quantity bought, showed growth for the 23rd consecutive month, increasing by 2.1%.

Compared with October 2015, the quantity bought in the retail industry is estimated to have increased by 1.7%.

Average store prices (including petrol stations) fell by 3.3% in November 2015 compared with November 2014, the 17th consecutive month of year-on-year price falls.

The amount spent in the retail industry increased by 1.4% in November 2015 compared with November 2014 and increased by 1.4% compared with October 2015.

The value of online sales increased by 12.7% in November 2015 compared with November 2014 and by 4.9% compared with October 2015.