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Footfall slipped at Northern Ireland retail destinations during June - Springboard

Data from footfall monitor Springboard showed a drop in footfall at Northern Ireland retail destinations between May and June. Picture by Mark Marlow/PA Wire.

FOOTFALL across Northern Ireland’s retail destinations declined from May to June, according to the latest data from Springboard.

The high street monitor said the footfall measured at retail hotspots during June was 21.1 per cent below the same month in 2019. That compared to May 2021, which was 18.7 per cent below the corresponding month from 2019.

The drop was slightly worse on high streets (-21.5 per cent) compared with shopping centres (-19.8 per cent).

Springboard said the gains were largely made in the first week of the month, which

included the spring bank holiday, where the weather and school breaks were a factor.

In that week alone, footfall in high streets in Northern Ireland improved to -15.5 per cent below the 2019 level from -18.2 per cent in the week before.

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