Flooring sees monthly sales rise while volumes climb

The value of retail sales of flooring in England, Wales and Scotland rose annually in October but were significantly down on 2021, while annual sales volumes rose.

Sales were £245.2m, according to the Office of National Statistics. This was 13.41% higher than October 2021 but 9.34% lower than September 2022.

Sales were 31.73% higher than October 2020 and 76.64% higher than October 2019.

It was the 18th highest sales figure since comparable records began in January 1986 and the fourth highest in the past 12 months.

According to the volume of sales index, where 2019 is 100: October 2022 was 175, up on September 2022’s 154.5. In October 2021 the figure was 168.1, and in October 2020 it was 155.6.

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



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