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Retail Sales Index for Scotland, 2017 Quarter 3

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2017 Quarter 3


A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

Release Date: 1 November 2017

Main Findings
  • During 2017 Quarter 3, the volume of retail sales adjusted for inflation and seasonal effects was flat in Scotland (0.0 per cent growth), following growth of 1.2% in the previous quarter.
  • The value of retail sales in Scotland (adjusted for seasonal effects but not inflation) increased by 0.4 per cent during 2017 Quarter 3. This means that consumers spent more than they did last quarter to purchase the same amount of retail goods.
  • Over the year since 2016 Quarter 3, the volume of retail sales in Scotland has increased by 0.6%. Over the same period, the value of sales increased by 3.3%, and average retail store prices (the implied deflator) increased by 2.6%.
  • The equivalent figures for retail sales volumes in Great Britain as a whole, produced by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), are growth of 0.6% in the latest quarter, and 1.5% over the year since 2016 Quarter 3.
  • Quarterly results back to 2008 are available in the publication tables.
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