More than £900m was spent in shops in Manchester city centre last year, according to the Manchester Evening News.
That makes the city the second busiest retail hub outside of London’s Oxford Street, ahead of Birmingham and Glasgow.
The amount spent in the city has increased from £856.8m in 2012 but is slightly down on the £920m recorded in 2013.
And a project set up to drive the number of people coming into the city centre says a number of major events have delivered a major boost to Manchester over the past 12 months.
The Heart of Manchester Business Improvement District (BID) has come to the end of the second year of a five-year term.