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Total monthly sales near £1.5 billion.
In June, at 29.9%, the value of average weekly furniture retail sales (includes lighting) dipped sharply from their all-time monthly highs in in the previous 2 months of April and May when they were up on the comparative months last year by 408% and near 275%. At 23%, the volume of sales rose by a lesser amount compared to June last year.
However, the underlying picture was strong. Over the month of June, sales still totalled £1,469,046 which was 7.3% better than in pre-panemic June 2019 and the second highest spend since December last year. At over £7.2 billion, retail furniture sales for the first 6 months of 2021 are virtually on a par with 2019.
Costs for UK furniture manufacturers continue their relentless rise
Furniture manufacturers turnover up but still well below pre-pandemic levels
Furniture costs & prices rising sharply while retail sales hit a record high
Surge in demand for furniture ahead of shift to social spending
Retail prices and costs reach highs while Chinese imports surge
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