Flooring sales rose in November.

According to the Office of National Statistics’ first estimate of November’s retail sales, the flooring sector in England, Wales and Scotland saw sales rise 4.48% compared with October. 

This compared with a monthly fall of 9% in October.

Average weekly sales were £43,071,000.

Compared with November 2020, sales were up 136.7% and compared with November 2019, sales were 13.18% higher.

To put the monthly performance into perspective, November was the 265th best month (of 431) since January 1986. Since January 1986 average weekly sales have averaged £40,452,000.

For the year to date (January to November), flooring sales were 24.78% higher than 2020 and 11.25% higher than 2019.

The latest figures are subject to revision by ONS.

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