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Key retail growth figures for the holiday season in the UK 2019

The United Kingdom had one of its worst Christmas trading periods in 2019, with retail sales showing the lowest growth rates of recent years. Similarly, as seen in the present statistic, shopper traffic to retail locations during this period underwent a decline, showing a difference of -7.3 percent compared to the same period in the previous year. Online sales, on the other hand, showed an improvement of about 2.6, unlike like-for-like sales, which fell by 1.1 percent.

Year-on-year growth of like-for-like sales, online sales, and retail footfall during the holiday season in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019*

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Release date

January 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

November-December 2019

Supplementary notes

* November and December average.

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