Retail sales down by 9%
While Jersey’s volume of sales – which takes the value estimates and removes the effect of price changes – dropped by nine per cent compared to the same period in 2011, UK shops recorded a one per cent increase.
The Island’s report, by chief statistician Duncan Gibaut, said: ‘This represents the third consecutive quarter in which the total volume of retail sales has declined on an annual basis.’
Jersey sales see biggest drop since 2007
Sales of clothing, household goods and other non-food items were down 11% during the same period.
And there was a 9% drop in the total volume of retail sales in Jersey.