August retail sales recover thanks to furniture and vacuum cleaners

Post by George Dixon on 18th September 2014 in General industry

August retail sales recover thanks to furniture and vacuum cleaners

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced today that British retail sales growth has recovered from last month after there has been little growth since July.  

The official data was released today (Thursday 18 September 2014) show that the sales increase is due to the influx of household goods such as furniture and vacuum cleaners. Retail sales volumes rose by 0.4 per cent and is said to be the strongest growth since April.

Sales in furniture has increased by 23.4 per cent year on year and was helped by the academic year that is due to start and the university student’s need for new desks and flat pack furniture.

High powered vacuum sales soared after the European Union announced that it was set to ban the sales of high powered vacuums at the end of August. 

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