Covid-19: ONS statistics for May show rebound for UK retail

All main non-food store types increase in volume sales in May 2020 after falling sharply in April as many stores paused trade during the coronavirus pandemic.



  • The statistics also noted that sales are still down by 13% when compared with those from before the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic caused a lockdown across the UK in February.
  • All main non-food store types increase in volume sales in May 2020 after falling sharply in April as many stores paused trade during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Over 30% of retail businesses with an online service, who have continued trading, report an increase in online sales