Experian FootFall commentary for the week commencing the 18th August 2014

Written by Zara Camble. Posted in people counting

WEEK201434The Experian FootFall National Retail Index is reporting an increase of +1.3% Week-on-Week and an increase of +0.2% Year-on-Year. However the weekend shows a decline of -0.6% on the year. Over Bank Holiday Monday the National Retail Index reported an increase in footfall of +13.2% on the year and a +7.6% on the week.

The Year-to-Date trend maintained decreased slightly, recording a -0.3% compared to the previous week. However, the YTD results continue to report better than last year, when footfall was -4.1% down at the same point.

The Experian FootFall Regional Index reports that 4 out of 11 regions showed an improvement in Year-on-Year retail traffic with London reporting the highest growth of +4.9%. The Yorkshire-Humber realised the greatest Week-on-Week increase of +19%, whilst Scotland suffered the greatest Week-on-Week decrease of -10.3%. Over Bank Holiday Monday 7 out of 11 regions showed an improvement in footfall. The North-East had the greatest Year-on-Year increase of +15.4% whilst the West Midlands suffered the greatest decline of -12% on the year.

Within Retail Parks, the Experian Footfall Index reported a decline of -0.2% on the year and -4.9% on the week.  Furthermore the weekend showed a decline of -2.7% Year-On-Year; however the overall YTD trend reports positive growth at +3.1%. Over Bank Holiday Monday Retail Park FootFall increased +2.3% on the year. However in comparison to the national index which rose +7.6%, Retail Parks showed footfall to decline -18.6% on the week.

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