UK fashion loses steam and grows by 4.8% in June

Fashion in the UK is losing steam. In June, the country’s fashion retail sales rose nearly 5%, according to data released today by the Office for National Statistics.

UK fashion sales started the year with historic increases due to the low comparative base. In January, the country’s fashion retail trade registered an increase of 64.7%. In February, the rise was 91.6% and in March it was 67%.

In April, the sector began to lose steam, with an increase of only 1.4%, and closed May with an increase of 8%. In June, the rise was 4.8%. Compared to May, UK fashion sales recorded a decline of 4.7%.

with everything, Fashion sales in Britain have developed better than retail as a whole. In the sixth month of the year, the country’s retail sales recorded a year-on-year decline of 5.9% and compared to May recorded an increase of 0.4%.

Fashion was, in fact, the only sector that developed upwards. In June, sales of stores specializing in household goods shrank 17.2%While the volume of sales of food stores decreased by 5.8%.

Online sales in the UK also lost steam in June, with an annual decline of 9.9% and a decrease of 2.7% compared to May. In the sixth month of the year, e-commerce accounted for 25.3% of retail sales in the country.

In the fashion world, e-commerce already accounts for 25.7% of all sales, although it also fell in the sixth month of the year. Compared to June 2021, sector sales through e-commerce decreased by 4.8%, while the decrease compared to May was 2.4%.

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The food sector is the sector with the lowest online penetration in the UK, with online sales representing only 8.7% of the total. In homeware stores, the Internet accounts for 23%, while in supermarkets it accounts for 22% of sales.

Sacha Woodward

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