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ONS Releases: Retail Sales, Travel Trends and Travelpac


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18 May 2017

Business, industry and trade

Retail Sales in Great Britain: Apr 2017

In April 2017, the quantity bought in the retail industry increased by 2.3% compared with March 2017 and by 4.0% compared with April 2016.
The underlying pattern, as measured by the 3 month on 3 month estimate, showed a slight increase in April 2017 following a short period of contraction, increasing by 0.3%.
Anecdotal evidence from retailers suggests that good weather contributed to growth.
Average prices slowed slightly in April 2017, falling from 3.3% in March to 3.1% in April.

Retail Sales in Great Britain

People, population and community

Travel trends 2016

There was a record number of visits to the UK in 2016 and a record number of visits abroad by UK residents.
There were 37.6 million visits by overseas residents to the UK in 2016, which was 4% more than in 2015.
There were 70.8 million visits overseas by UK residents in 2016, which was 8% more than in 2015.

Travel trends

Travelpac: 2016

Travelpac consists of a series of data files derived from the International Passenger Survey (IPS), giving access to data in a form suitable for use by small businesses and students.


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