Retail trade in the UK fell 0.5 percent from a month earlier in October 2018, following a downwardly revised 0.4 percent drop in September and missing market expectations of a 0.2 percent gain. Non-food stores were the largest contributor towards the overall fall (-1.3 percent), as purchases of household goods, such as electronics and home appliances, dropped the most since December 2017 (-3 percent) and clothes sales also declined (-1 percent). In addition, receipts at fuel stores went down 1.2 percent, while online and mail-order retail trade was unchanged and spending at food stores rose 0.4 percent. Year-on-year, retail trade growth slowed to 2.2 percent in October from an upwardly revised 3.3 percent in September, the slowest since April and also below market forecasts of 3 percent. Retail Sales MoM in the United Kingdom averaged 0.22 percent from 1996 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 2.90 percent in February of 2010 and a record low of -3.50 percent in June of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-20 08:30 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.3% 0.9% -0.2% 0.2%
2018-10-18 08:30 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.8% 0.4% -0.4% -0.3%
2018-11-15 09:30 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.5% -0.4% 0.2% 0.5%
2018-12-20 09:30 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.5% 1.5%


United Kingdom Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -10.00 -9.00 10.00 -39.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.50 -0.40 2.90 -3.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.20 3.30 9.00 -3.90 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 334676.00 333036.00 334676.00 68008.00 GBP Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 335929.00 333116.00 340973.00 66638.00 GBP Million [+]
Personal Savings 4.40 4.30 15.20 -0.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.75 1.75 18.00 1.25 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 785.00 1215.00 2228.00 -1190.00 GBP Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.68 1.72 2.22 0.92 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To GDP 86.10 86.20 95.90 28.70 percent of GDP [+]
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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.50 -0.40 2.90 -3.50 1996 - 2018 percent Monthly
2016=100, SA




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