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Retail sales index: 2019 Q4

Published: 29 Jan 2020
Directorate:
Chief Economist Directorate
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Economy

Retail sales index for Scotland (RSIS) statistics for 2019 for quarter four.

Published:
29 Jan 2020
Retail sales index: 2019 Q4

The Retail Sales Index for Scotland (RSIS) is a quarterly measure of the goods sold by retailers in Scotland. It is an important early indicator of how the economy is performing and of the strength of consumer spending.

During 2019 quarter 4 the volume of retail sales (amount of goods bought) has contracted by -0.8% during the fourth quarter of 2019.  Over the same period Great Britain as a whole saw a -1.0% contraction.

The value of retail sales (how much was spent) contracted by -0.6% during the fourth quarter of 2019. Over the same period Great Britain as a whole saw a -0.9% contraction.

Quarterly results back to 2008 are available in the publication tables.

Retail sales index: 2019 Q4

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