The Q3 Business Index figures for the market continue to illustrate the extraordinary volatility of trading in 2020.
For seven of the nine months this year the market has shown growth compared to 2019. At 17% growth September was second only to July at 23%. Overall Q3 saw a 13% increase on Q3 last year, very nearly wiping out the losses in Q2.
Overall the value of the market to the end of September is up 4% on the same period in 2019. Every part of the country, and every size of company has seen this growth.
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