Covering the four weeks April 26 to June 29, 2019
|Footfall rates change year-on-year, June 2019 (%)|
|North and Yorkshire||-4.0|
|Weighted UK average||-2.9|
Commentary for June 2019
The footfall decline we observed in May eased slightly in June, but remained in significantly negative territory for a second consecutive month, down -2.9% year on year. This decline is partly a consequence of the conditions over the same period last year, where excellent weather and sporting events boosted footfall and drew consumers out of their homes.
It was also the second consecutive month where every UK region saw a decline in footfall. The West Midlands saw the steepest decline of all regions, with -6.0%; whereas Greater London recorded the shallowest, with -0.6% for the month.
Of all shopping destinations, the high street saw the steepest decline, with -4.5% for the UK overall. While all regions saw a decline, the West Midlands was the worst affected with a decline of -11.1%. The lowest rate of decline was in Greater London with -1.2%.
Retail Parks were the only destination to buck the declining trend, but only just, with meagre growth of 0.1%. Of the UK’s regions, the East Midlands retail parks saw the highest growth, with 4.0%; whereas the steepest decline was seen in the South West at -4.7%.
Shopping centre footfall’s decline eased in June, to -2.4%, which is more in line with the three-month average of -2.7%. The West Midlands was the only region to record growth for the destination, with +1.3%, whereas Northern Ireland’s shopping centres were the worst affected with a decline of -6.9%.
Springboard-BRC footfall data covers more than 1 billion flows across the UK between high streets, shopping centres and retail parks.
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