Retail Insight & Analytics

Understanding the changing face of retail and fuelling decisions for retailers and the industry


The BRC has a team of experts dedicated to providing insight into the UK’s retail industry, providing in-depth analysis of both into fast moving market developments and longer term structural trends. The BRC also produces some of the leading measures of the performance of the UK retail industry. The dashboard below gives you a snapshot of the latest figures for retail sales and other KPIs. You can find out more about our reports by exploring the other pages in this Retail Insight & Analytics section of the website.

    • UK

      An accurate monthly measure of UK Retail Sales performance.

    • Total Sales
      (% change year-on-year)
    • Like-for-like sales
      (% change year-on-year)
    • Scotland

      An accurate monthly measure of Scottish retail sales performance.

    • Total Sales
      (% change year-on-year)
    • Like-for-like sales
      (% change year-on-year)
    • Online non-food

      An accurate monthly picture of online (including mail order and phone) non-food sales.

    • Total Non-Food Online Sales (Month)
      (% change year-on-year)
    • Total Non-Food Online Sales (3-month average)
      (% change year-on-year)
    • Shop price index

    • All Items
      (% change year-on-year)
    • Digital retail Insight

    • Total Retail Visits
    • Footfall & vacancies monitor

    • UK Total Retail Footfall
      (% change year-on-year)
    • Retail employment monitor

    • Hours Worked
      (Q2 - % change on a year ago)
    • Online Retail Monitor

    • Q3 2018: Overseas - Mobile Search Volumes
      (% change year-on-year)


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    Retail sales

    Monthly data on growth in UK retail sales.
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    Including footfall, pricing, browsing on retail websites and employment.
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    Industry wide

    An overview of key retail industry variables and economic data.

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