Store-only and online-only retail spending in Great Britain 2008-2017

This statistic illustrates a comparison of money spent within retailing against online-only and store-only sales in Great Britain (excluding fuel) between the years 2008 and 2017. As of 2017, bricks and mortar businesses still accounted for the biggest share of retail spending in Great Britain. However, online-only sales have continued to grow significantly since 2008. Between 2016 and 2017, online-only sales in retail increased by 15.9 percent, going from 51.6 billion to 59.8 billion British pounds. Compared to the growth in online sales, store sales growth rate remained at an unimpressive 2.3 percent.

Comparison of retail spending against store-only and online-only sales in Great Britain between 2008-2017*

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Release date

September 2018


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

2008 to 2017

Supplementary notes

* Data is non-seasonally adjusted.
Retail spending excludes fuel.

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