Flooring sales see performance rebound

The value of flooring retail sales in England Scotland and Wales jumped by almost a quarter in September, registering the second best September performance in 15 years.

Average weekly sales reached £265.6m, a rise of 23.1% on August 2022.

Sales were 18.7% higher than September 2021, 29.6% higher than September 2020 and up 89% on September 2019.

The Office for National Statistics data shows that September 2022 enjoyed the fifth best level of sales of 441 months since comparable records began in January 1986, and the best since March 2020 – which was also a record for furniture sales.

March 2020 (£291.1m); March 2008 (£290.4m); September 2007 £270.75m) and March 1997 (£266.4m). 

The figures are not seasonally adjusted and do not take inflation into account and are subject to revision.

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