This article was originally published on January 7, 2019.
It has been updated with details of the latest figures on how much new furniture was sold in London.
It was £17,400.23m in the month of October and £18,400,000 in October 2018, according to data from the Office for National Statistics.
That means that £17.3m was sold for £15,700.40 in October, and the figure was £14,300,000 for October 2017.
The total sales for October was £23,100,000, up 2.1 per cent on October 2017, when the total was £22,300.25m.
The number of new houses in London increased from 7,634 in October 2017 to 7,738 in October 2019.
That was an increase of 2.5 per cent.