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Experian Footfall

Experian Footfall data for week 1, 2011

January 3, 2010 to January 9, 2011

  • Footfall dropped 20.1% week on week in the first week of the year, but increased 14.1% year on year. The weekly variance is to be expected as we move out of the rush presented by the post-Christmas Sales and into the new year. The year-on-year footfall has been impacted hugely by the heavy snow that occurred last year from January 4. This has somewhat masked the impact anticipated to be seen by the VAT rise on January 4 this year.
  • Retail parks’ footfall dropped by 6.6% week on week, not as steeply as the national footfall index but in line with expectations for this index. Year-on-year footfall was up 19.7%, indicating the greater impact snow has on retail parks.

UK National Weekly index
Change for week 1, week-on-week: -20.12%
Change for week 52, year-on-year: +14.11%

UK Department Store Index
Change for week 1, week-on-week: -39.44%
Change for week 1, year-on-year: +27.61%

UK Retail Park Index
Change for week 1, week-on-week: -6.62%
Change for week 1, year-on-year: +19.71%

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The Experian FootFall indices are a national benchmark of visitor numbers to UK shopping centres. For further information, please visit footfall.com.