Retail sales in the United Kingdom jumped 1.1 percent from a month earlier in March 2019, defying market expectations of a 0.3 percent drop and following an upwardly revised 0.6 percent growth in February. Food stores and non-store retailing were the largest contributors towards the increase. Year-on-year, retail trade advanced 6.7 percent, the steepest annual gain since October 2016, as the milder weather in March helped boost sales in comparison with the bad weather experienced in the same month last year. Considering the first quarter as a whole, retail sales rose 1.6 percent, compared with the previous three months, the strongest increase since August 2018. Retail Sales MoM in the United Kingdom averaged 0.23 percent from 1996 until 2019, 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.

Retail Sales MoM in the United Kingdom is expected to be -0.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Retail Sales MoM in the United Kingdom to stand at 0.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Retail Sales MoM is projected to trend around 0.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-18 09:30 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.9% 1.3% -0.8% -0.8%
2019-02-15 09:30 AM Retail Sales MoM 1% -0.7% 0.2% 0.6%
2019-03-21 09:30 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.4% 0.9% -0.4% -0.4%
2019-04-18 08:30 AM Retail Sales MoM 1.1% 0.6% -0.3% -0.2%
2019-05-23 08:30 AM Retail Sales MoM 1.1% -0.6%
2019-06-20 08:30 AM Retail Sales MoM
2019-07-18 08:30 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.4%


United Kingdom Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -13.00 -13.00 10.00 -39.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 1.10 0.60 2.90 -3.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 6.70 4.00 9.00 -3.90 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 336990.00 336060.00 336990.00 68903.00 GBP Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 344938.00 342045.00 344938.00 66638.00 GBP Million [+]
Personal Savings 4.80 4.50 15.20 -0.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.75 1.75 18.00 1.25 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 1145.00 1150.00 2240.00 -1182.00 GBP Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.61 1.57 2.22 0.92 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To GDP 86.50 86.30 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.10 0.60 2.90 -3.50 1996 - 2019 percent Monthly
2016=100, SA




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