Flooring sales set five-year record

The retail value of flooring sales set a five-year record for May last month.

Sales in England, Wales and Scotland reached £219,722,000 a monthly rise of 4.7% and were 1.37% higher than May 2023.

Sales were higher than May 2022 (£2210,455,000) and May 2021 (£195,004,000) and were almost seven times of the lockdown hit May 2020 (£31,470,000), according to ONS data.

Of the 461 months since January 1986 when comparable records began, May 2024 was the 67th highest performing month.

Sales are not seasonally adjusted, do not take inflation into account and are subject to revision.

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