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2nd QUARTER 2017

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

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2nd August 2017

Scottish Retail Sales Index – Main Findings

The Retail Sales Index for Scotland is a measure of the goods sold by retailers in Scotland. It is an early indicator of how the economy is performing and of the strength of consumer spending.

Retail sales in Scotland grew by 1.1 per cent in volume terms after seasonal adjustment during the second quarter of 2017.

On an annual basis, comparing the latest quarter to the same quarter of the previous year (2017 Q2 on 2016 Q2), retail sales volumes grew by 1.6 per cent.

The value of Scottish retail sales, after seasonal adjustment but without adjusting for inflation, grew by 1.4 per cent from the previous quarter, and grew by 3.9 per cent comparing the latest quarter to the same quarter of the previous year.

A printable version (.pdf) of the statistical bulletin is available.

The results tables (.xls) are available to download in excel format.