Second hand goods: Sales volume percentage change in Great Britain (UK) 2011-2019

This statistic shows the percentage change in the volume of second hand goods sold in Great Britain, from 2011 to 2019. In 2019, the quantity of second hand goods bought in Great Britain increased by 18.3 percent on a year earlier, making this the most prosperous year for second hand good sales.
There has been a decline in second hand good stores since 2008, with a decrease of nearly 175 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.

Percentage change in sales volume of second hand goods in Great Britain from 2011 to 2019*

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Release date

March 2020


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

2011 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Percentage change compared to a year earlier.

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