United Kingdom Retail Sales MoM  1996-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Retail trade in the United Kingdom decreased by 1.2 percent month-over-month in March 2018, following a 0.8 percent increase in February and compared with market expectations of a smaller 0.5 percent drop. There was a large fall of 7.4 percent in petrol sales (vs 3.7 percent in February), a likely consequence of adverse weather conditions, which impacted travel. Sales also declined for food (-0.6 percent vs 1 percent) and non-food products (-0.6 percent vs -0.9 percent), of which textile, clothing and footwear (-0.7 percent vs -1 percent), household goods (-0.2 percent vs 2.2 percent), and others (-1.8 percent vs -2.7 percent). Department stores were the only sector to show positive growth in March at 0.8 percent (vs -1 percent in February), with feedback from retailers suggesting that online offers for Mothering Sunday and Easter boosted internet sales more than usual during the adverse weather. Retail Sales MoM in the United Kingdom averaged 0.21 percent from 1996 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 3.10 percent in February of 2010 and a record low of -3.80 percent in January of 2010.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-16 09:30 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.1% -1.4% 0.5% 0.5%
2018-03-22 09:30 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.8% -0.2% 0.4% 0.5%
2018-04-19 08:30 AM Retail Sales MoM -1.2% 0.8% -0.5% -0.3%
2018-05-24 08:30 AM Retail Sales MoM -1.2% 1%
2018-06-14 08:30 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.2%
2018-07-19 08:30 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.4%


United Kingdom Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -7.00 -10.00 10.00 -39.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -1.20 0.80 3.10 -3.80 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.10 1.50 9.00 -4.00 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 325299.00 324483.00 325299.00 67971.00 GBP Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 332967.00 333000.00 334607.00 65733.00 GBP Million [+]
Personal Savings 5.30 5.40 15.50 -0.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.50 1.50 18.00 1.25 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.68 1.65 2.22 0.92 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 86.50 87.00 96.50 28.70 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 126.42 123.97 136.56 101.02 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 1647.00 1328.00 2228.00 -1191.00 GBP Million [+]
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 Retail Sales MoM

In the United Kingdom, the Retail sales report provides an aggregated measure of sales of retail goods and services over a specific time period. In the United Kingdom, Retail sales are seasonal, volatile and relatively important to the overall economy. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Retail Sales MoM - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Retail Sales MoM - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.20 0.80 3.10 -3.80 1996 - 2018 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA




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