Internet sales from Textile, Clothing and Footwear stores at their highest level

£124m worth of goods from textile, clothing and footwear stores were sold per week via the internet in November 2015 (Office for National Statistics Value Seasonally Adjusted Average Weekly Sales measure). This represents a £6m weekly increase since October 2015.  Indeed, the growth of internet sales has been large, with £43.3m having been sold weekly … More Internet sales from Textile, Clothing and Footwear stores at their highest level

Consumer Retail Spending Continues Upwards

Consumer retail spending on clothing related products and services continued its sharp growth using both Office for National Statistics preferred measures.  The chained volume measure stood at £16.5bn for q3 in 2015 whilst the current price indicator stood at £16.6bn.  Both measures were below £13bn in q1 2010 showing how the UK consumer has increased … More Consumer Retail Spending Continues Upwards

Output per job continues its downward trend in q3 2015

Output per job (gross value added divided by jobs within the sector) continued its fall within fashion and textiles manufacturing in q3 2015 to stand at 84.7 on the index (2012 = 100). Wider manufacturing also saw falls to 98.7 from 98.7 whilst the economy as a whole saw no change to sit at 102.3. … More Output per job continues its downward trend in q3 2015