March delivered the fourth highest retail spending on flooring

March saw the fourth highest retail spend on flooring.

Sales totaled £268,127,000 in March in England, Wales and Scotland according to the Office for National Statistics’ first estimate.

This was 28.56% higher than February 2023, but 3.59% lower than March 2022. It was 143.4% higher than March 2021, 148.1% higher than March 2020and 95.98% higher than March 2019.

Of the 447 months since comparable records began in January 1986, March was the fourth highest and just £22.278m below the record month of March 2008. Only March 2022 (£278.13m) and September 2007 (£270.75m) have seen higher sales.

The figures are not seasonally adjusted, do not allow for inflation and are subject to revision.

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