Shoppers spend record amount on furniture and lighting

Consumers spent record amounts on furniture and lighting in November.

The average weekly spend on furniture and lighting in England, Wales and Scotland was £361.6m during the month, according to Office for National Statistics data.

This was 9.42% higher than October and 14.34% higher than November 2021.

It is the highest weekly spend recorded in the past 443 months since comparable records began in January 1986. The previous weekly high was £346.6m in October 2020.

Sales were 19.63% higher than November 2020 and 14.51% higher than November 2019.

According to the volume of sales index, where 2019 is 100: 2022 to date is 91.6, 2021 was 86.9.

The figures are not seasonally adjusted, do not take inflation into account and are subject to revision.



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