Furniture sees monthly sales drop

Furniture and lighting sales slipped back in August, but were still well ahead of 2020 and 2019.

According to the Office of National Statistics first estimate of August’s retail sales, the furniture and lighting sector in England, Wales and Scotland saw sales drop 3.94% compared with July.

Average weekly sales were £313,871,000.

However, sales were 13.55% higher than August 2020 and 16.81% higher than August 2019.

For the year to date (January to August) sales were 36.96% higher than the first eight months of 2020 and 6.9% higher than the same period in 2019.

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