Flooring sales almost double versus 2020 as furniture sees growth

Flooring sales saw dramatic growth compared with pre-Covod levels in February, while furniture continued to see growth compared with 2020. 

Flooring sales were almost twice that of pre-pandemic levels in February, while furniture sales continued to see growth.

Although flooring sales in England, Wales and Scotland dropped by 7.96% to £219.246m in February, compared with January, that was 98% higher than February 2020, according to Office for National Statistics data.

Sales in February 2021, during lockdown, were £43.8m.

February 2022’s performance is the 55th best month of 434 months since January 1986, when comparable records began. March 2008 remains the best performing month with sales of £290.4m. 

Furniture and lighting sales saw monthly sales drop by 7.83% to £1.195bn. However sales were 8.5% higher than February 2020. Sales in February 2021 during lockdown were £886.9m.

February 2022’s performance is the 42nd best month since January 1986. December 2020 remains the best performing month with sales of £1.53bn. 

The figures do not allow for inflation and are subject to revision.

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