The Confederation for British Industry's monthly retail sales balance increased 26 points from a month earlier to -16 in July of 2019 and worse than market expectations of -10. It is the third consecutive month of contraction in retail sales, the longest period of decline since 2011. Orders placed on suppliers also fell for the third consecutive month, but at a slower pace than the previous month. Both sales and orders are anticipated to be broadly flat next month. Grocers were the largest positive contributor to sales growth, reversing a large fall last month. However, this was more than offset by declines in other categories, particularly department stores, clothing and other normal goods. Growth in online sales recovered after flattening out in the year to June. However, growth remains below the long-run average, and is expected to edge lower in the year to August. Wholesalers reported no growth in sales on a year ago, but a small pick-up is expected in the month ahead. Cbi Distributive Trades in the United Kingdom averaged 19.34 Net Balance from 1983 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 72 Net Balance in July of 1984 and a record low of -55 Net Balance in December of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-04-25 10:00 AM CBI Distributive Trades Apr 13 -18 0 -2
2019-05-24 10:00 AM CBI Distributive Trades May -27 13 8 11
2019-06-25 10:00 AM CBI Distributive Trades Jun -42 -27 -10 -20
2019-07-25 10:00 AM CBI Distributive Trades Jul -16 -42 -10 -20
2019-08-22 10:00 AM CBI Distributive Trades Aug -16 -11 -14
2019-09-26 10:00 AM CBI Distributive Trades Sep
2019-10-30 11:00 AM CBI Distributive Trades Oct


United Kingdom Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -11.00 -13.00 10.00 -39.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.20 0.90 2.90 -3.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.30 3.80 9.00 -3.90 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 340546.00 338901.00 340546.00 68903.00 GBP Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 346349.00 344938.00 346349.00 66638.00 GBP Million [+]
Personal Savings 4.40 4.80 15.20 -0.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.75 1.75 18.00 1.25 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Fuel 0.20 0.80 3.30 -3.60 percent [+]
Cbi Distributive Trades -16.00 -42.00 72.00 -55.00 Net Balance [+]
Consumer Credit 1046.00 906.00 2296.00 -1169.00 GBP Million [+]
Households Debt To GDP 87.10 86.80 95.90 28.70 percent of GDP [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.57 1.62 2.22 0.92 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions -25.00 -20.00 7.00 -82.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations -23.00 -21.00 20.00 -52.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations 0.00 4.00 15.00 -18.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations 1.00 9.00 31.00 -43.00 [+]


United Kingdom CBI Distributive Trades

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Distributive Trades Survey (DTS) measures the health of the retail sector. The reading is compiled from a survey of about 150 retail and wholesale companies. It includes measures of sales activity across the distributive trades. It is a leading indicator of consumer spending. The figure is the difference between the percentage of retailers reporting an increase in sales and those reporting a decrease. This page provides - United Kingdom CBI Distributive Trades- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom CBI Distributive Trades - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-16.00 -42.00 72.00 -55.00 1983 - 2019 Net Balance Monthly
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United Kingdom -16.00 Jul/19


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