Furniture sales see May recovery

The retail value of furniture and lighting sales recovered in May.

Sales in England, Wales and Scotland recovered in May, but were still down on 2023.

Sales reached £1,168,983,000, a monthly rise of 3.7% but were 8.3% lower than May 2023.

Sales were lower than May 2022 (£1,222,515,000) and May 2021 (£1,370,025,000) but were almost three times of the lockdown hit May 2020 (£393,340,000), according to ONS data.

Of the 461 months since January 1986 when comparable records began, May 2024 was the 71st highest performing month.


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