Twitter
Facebook
Linked In
RSS
Login or Register
New to InternetRetailing?
Register Now
Internet Retailing
You are in: > Home > Themes > Industry

This is your 1 complimentary article for this month

Become a member for unlimited and immediate access.


Register
Already a member? Log in here

Internet sales now 3.4% of all retail trade

Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard
Overall, retail sales were 0.4% higher in February 2009 than February 2008, says the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the lowest increase since September 2005. Within that total, food store sales decreased 0.6% and non-specialised stores by 5.2%. Non-store retailing and repair — which includes some aspects of internet sales — was 8.9% higher than in February 2008, however.

All sectors showed falls between January and February 2009, with the total sales volume decreasing by 1.9%. The largest decrease was for 'other stores' at 4.8%, the largest fall since ONS records began in 1986. Textile, clothing and footwear stores fell by 3.7%.

For the three months from December to February, retail sales were 2% higher than the previous three months. But, says the ONS, "these increases are due to the strength in the volume of retail sales in December and January."

At an average of £167m per week, internet sales in February represented 3.4% of total retail sales. This is slightly down on each of the previous three months when January's online sales were worth 3.7% of the total, December's were 3.5% and November's were 3.8% — but up on October 2008 at 3.2% and September 2008 at 3.1%.
Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard
Add New Comment
LoginRegister

Become a Member

Create your own public-facing profile
Gain access to all Top500 research
Personalise your experience on IR.net
Internet Retailing
We are the magazine, portal and research source for European ecommerce and multichannel retail, hosting the board-level conversation for retailers, pureplays and brands across all of our platforms. Join the conversation.

© InternetRetailing Media

Latest Tweet

Internet Retailing
Tamebay
eDelivery
Twitter
Facebook
Linked In
Youtube
RSS
RSS
Youtube
Google
Linked In
Facebook
Twitter