Flooring sales drop by almost a quarter

The value of flooring retail sales plummeted in April, dropping by almost a quarter compare with March.

Sales in England, Wales and Scotland were £211,524,000, 23.98% down on the previous month.

Sales were just 1.4% lower than April 2023 and down 3.67% on April 2022. Sales were 21.29% higher than April 2021 and 83.34% up on April 2019.

Despite the falls, April 2024 was still the 95th highest value of sales of 460 months recorded by ONS since comparable records began in January 1986.

The data is not seasonally adjusted and does not allow for inflation.

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