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Markets / DATA & RESEARCH / Feb.17

Furniture sales up 2.3% in January

Stronger start to the year according to ONS

 

January furniture retail sales volumes rose by 2.3 per cent according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

 

The figures - part of the official stats agency's broader retail sales data - were against strong comparatives for last year, when January 2011 sales climbed by 10.2 per cent.

 

Floorcoverings sales also rose - by 9.7 per cent in January - but that was against a backdrop of falling sales in each and every month of 2011, according to ONS.

 

Across all retail sales categories, ONS said sales volumes were up by 2 per cent on January 2011.

 

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