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In June 2024, retail sales in Great Britain totalled £8.8 billion per week, down from £9.1 billion in May. This figure includes money spent in shops, supermarkets, in petrol stations and online.

Between May and June, the total quantity of retail sales volumes fell by 1.2%, following an increase of 2.9% between April and May.

In the three months to June 2024, the volume of sales fell by 0.2% compared to the same period last year. The volume of sales fell by 0.1% in the three months to June 2024 compared with the previous three months. The volume of sales was 1.4% lower in June 2024 compared to February 2020 and pre-pandemic levels.

Sales in food stores fell by 1.1% in June compared to May. This fall was most pronounced in supermarket sales.

Sales in non-food stores, such as clothing and department stores, fell by 2.1% between May and June. This fall was most pronounced among department stores, clothing and footwear retailers, and furniture stores. Feedback from retailers reported poor weather, decreased footfall and election uncertainty as the main reasons for the fall.

The average weekly value of internet sales was £2.4 billion in July 2024 (excluding fuel). This was 27.1% of all retail sales. Internet sales as a proportion of all retail sales have been rising steadily since 2006, reaching around 19% of all sales in 2019. Internet sales rose sharply in April 2020 with the onset of the pandemic.


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