Sales boom continues for furniture and flooring

Furniture and flooring both enjoyed significant monthly and compared with 2019 sales increases in May.

Initial estimates from the Office of National Statistics show that average weekly sales of furniture and lighting in England, Wales and Scotland reached £372,441,000 during the month.

This is a 21.2% increase on April 2021. Sales in May were 3.78 times that of May 2020, when all non-essential retail was closed.

Compared with May 2019 sales were 34.9% higher.

Flooring retailers saw average weekly sales reach £45,677,000.

This is a 8.5% rise on April 2021. Sales in May were 5.8 times that of May 2020.

Compared with May 2019 sales were 60% higher.

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