Value of U.K. retail sales rose 3.2% year-over-year in February as sales volumes increased 1%, driven by non-store retailing; online sales made up 10.7% of all sales, excluding fuel

LONDON , March 22, 2012 (press release) – The key points from this release are:

Headline: Value of retail sales in February 2012 showed an increase of 3.2 per cent higher than February 2011.
Headline: Sales volumes in February 2012 increased 1.0 per cent when compared with February 2011.
Sales volumes were driven by non-store retailing, predominantly food stores and non-specialised stores.
The year on year implied price deflator in February 2012 rose to 2.4 per cent from 2.2 per cent in January 2012.
The proportion of retail sales made via the internet is estimated to have been 10.7 per cent of all retail sales excluding fuel in February 2012.

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