Photography products were the only category to see a month-on-month fall in online sales during October, figures for the UKu2019s retail durables sector show.

Online photo gear sales fell 8.4%, according to figures released today by market research firm GfK.

Overall – including high-street sales – the photo sector declined 25%, compared to the same month last year, following similar drops in previous months.

Digital camera sales fell by 30% in value compared to October 2012.

Overall, internet sales in the durables sector – which includes IT, domestic appliances and DIY/gardening products, for example – grew 20%, month-on-month.