About This Statistic
This statistic shows the percentage change in the volume of second hand goods sold in Great Britain, from 2007 to 2016. In 2016, the quantity of second hand goods bought in Great Britain increased by 5.2 percent on a year earlier. The most prosperous year for second hand good sales was in 2009 with an 8.8 percent increase in sales volume over the previous year.
There has been a decline in second hand good stores since 2008, with a decrease of nearly 150 stores. The reason for this decline may be due to the reason that many people are still put off by second hand purchases for larger white label items such as fridges and freezers, with 58 percent of people saying they would only buy new, and with regards to televisions and laptops, 57 percent said they would not buy second hand.