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The average weekly value of reatil sales in Great Britain was £9.0 billion in December 2015, up from £8.0 billion in November.
Over the three months to December, the value of retail sales was up 0.1% compared with the previous three months.
The value of retail sales in the three months to December 2015 was also 0.1% higher than the same three months a year ago. This is the smallest annual increase since the three months to August 2009.
The average weekly value of internet sales in Great Britain was £837.2 million in December 2015.
This is 8.2% up on the November 2014.
Most of the value of retail sales online is from stores without a physical presence.
The average weekly value of sales in food stores was £3.7 billion in December 2015 and £3.8 billion in non-food stores.
The value of sales in food stores in December 2015 was down 0.4% on the December 2014 level (food store prices have fallen over this period, so the volume of food store sales is actually up).
The value of sales in non-food stores was unchanged last year.