A first estimate of retail sales in volume and value terms, seasonally and non-seasonally adjusted.

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Data

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs
  • are well explained and readily accessible
  • are produced according to sound methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.

Changes to this release date

  • Previous date:
    24 July 2020
    Reason for change:
    The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to present a significant challenge to the UK, and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) is working to ensure that the UK has the vital information needed to respond to the impact of this pandemic on our economy and society. As both data collection and quality assurance present significant challenges, we have made the decision to make some small delays to some of our publications throughout 2020 to ensure that we have adequate time to quality assure our estimates.
  • Previous date:
    24 July 2020
    Reason for change:
    The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to present a significant challenge to the UK, and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) is working to ensure that the UK has the vital information needed to respond to the impact of this pandemic on our economy and society. As both data collection and quality assurance present significant challenges, we have made the decision to make some small delays to some of our publications throughout 2020 to ensure that we have adequate time to quality assure our estimates.
  • Previous date:
    23 July 2020
    Reason for change:
    The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to present a significant challenge to the UK, and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) is working to ensure that the UK has the vital information needed to respond to the impact of this pandemic on our economy and society. As both data collection and quality assurance present significant challenges, we have made the decision to make some small delays to some of our publications throughout 2020 to ensure that we have adequate time to quality assure our estimates.