Flooring sales see May gain

The value of flooring retail sales in England, Wales and Scotland edged up in May, and were almost £8m higher than in 2022.

Sales rose by 0.25% (£563,000) to £218,428,000 in May, according to Office for National Statistics data. This was 3.78% higher than May 2022.

Sales were 12% higher than May 2021; 594% higher than May 2020 and 90.06% higher than May 2019.

Of the 449 months since January 1986 when comparable records began, May was the 66th highest month for the value of sales.

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



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