Furniture sales suffer major monthly drop but still up on 2022

The value of furniture and lighting retail sales in England, Wales and Scotland saw a monthly drop of almost a fifth in April, but were still ahead of 2022.

Sales dropped by 17.17% to £1,377,420,000 in April, according to Office for National Statistics data. However, this was 6.44% higher than April 2022.

Sales were 18.07% higher than April 2021; 460.8% higher than April 2020 and 22.78% higher than April 2019.

Of the 448 months since January 1986 when comparable records began, April was the 18th 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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