April sees furniture sales fall back significantly

Furniture sales dropped by more than a fifth in April.

The value of furniture and lighting sales in England, Scotland and Wales fell by 20.05%, according to the Office for National Statistics. Sales dropped from £1.584bn in March to £1.266bn.

However, despite the decline it was still the 29th best month since records began in January 1986.

Sales were 8.55% higher than April 2021, up 415% on April 2020 and 12.88% higher than April 2019.

The figures are ONS’ first estimate of sales and are subject to revision and do not take inflation into account.

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