Furniture sees sales fall back but flooring powers on
Retail furniture sales fell back in June while flooring sales jumped.
The latest ONS retail sales figures of the average weekly sales of furniture and lighting in England, Wales and Scotland dropped by 21% from May to June to £293.809m.
This was still 7.3% higher than June 2019.
In contrast the average weekly sales of flooring rose by 22% to £53.318m, compared with May.
Sales were 155.5% higher than in June 2019.
Since non-essential retail re-opened in April, furniture and lighting sales were 17% higher for the three month period compared with 2019.
For flooring the increase was 60.2%.
The quarterly figures take into account the monthly revisions undertaken by ONS.