Retail sector: like-for-like sales growth in the UK May 2020, by category

This statistic presents the year-on-year change in like-for-like retail sales by category in the United Kingdom as a three month average from March 2020 to May 2020. Non-food retail sales decreased by an average of 21.9 percent over the three months, while food sales increased by 8.7 percent, a direct impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

Year-on-year change in like-for-like retail sales in the United Kingdom (UK) from March 2020 to May 2020, by category*

Loading statistic...
You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Sources

Release date

June 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

March 2020 to May 2020

Supplementary notes

* Growth in total value of retail sales (spending), three month weighted average (Mar 20 - May 20).

The source adds the following information: "The BRC KPMG Retail Sales Monitor measures changes in the actual value (including VAT) of retail sales, excluding automotive fuel. The Monitor measures the value of spending and hence does not adjust for price or VAT changes. If prices are rising, sales volumes will increase by less than sales values. In times of price deflation, sales volumes will increase by more than sales values.

'Like-for-like' sales growth (LFL) is the percentage change in the value of comparable sales compared to the same period a year earlier. It excludes any spending in stores that opened or closed in the intervening year, thus stripping out the effect on sales of changes in floorspace. Many retailers include distance sales as a component of like-for-like comparable sales."

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Single Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 / Month *
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract; Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Coronavirus: impact on the retail industry in the UK"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.