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Retail sales growth m-o-m during the Coronavirus outbreak UK 2020, by sector

Compared to February 2020, retail sales value of goods sold in predominantly food and household goods stores in Great Britain showed the greatest increase with 15.3 and 18 percent, respectively. During March 2020, value of goods bought in clothing stores suffered the most with a fall rate of 28.4 percent.
The first Coronavirus case in the UK was recorded in February 28, 2020, although there had been British nationals abroad who contracted the virus. For further information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please visit our dedicated Fact and Figures page.

Impact of Coronavirus on month-on-month growth in retail sales value in Great Britain in March 2020, by sector*

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Release date

March 2020


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

March 2020*

Supplementary notes

* Value of goods sold, non-seasonally adjusted.

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