Retail sales in the United Kingdom climbed 6.7 percent from a year earlier in March 2019, following a 4 percent growth in the previous month and easily beating market expectations of 4.6 percent. It was the sharpest increase in trade since October 2016, with a range of stores noting that the milder weather this year helped boost sales in comparison with the “Beast from the East” impacting sales in March 2018. Retail Sales YoY in the United Kingdom averaged 2.57 percent from 1997 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 9 percent in April of 2002 and a record low of -3.90 percent in February of 2009.

Retail Sales YoY in the United Kingdom is expected to be 1.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Retail Sales YoY in the United Kingdom to stand at 1.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 2.70 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 YoY 3% 3.4% 3.6% 3.2%
2019-02-15 09:30 AM Retail Sales YoY 4.2% 3.1% 3.4% 3.4%
2019-03-21 09:30 AM Retail Sales YoY 4% 4.1% 3.3% 3.3%
2019-04-18 08:30 AM Retail Sales YoY 6.7% 4% 4.6% 3.8%
2019-05-23 08:30 AM Retail Sales YoY 6.7% 5.1%
2019-06-20 08:30 AM Retail Sales YoY
2019-07-18 08:30 AM Retail Sales YoY 1.4%


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 YoY

In the United Kingdom, the year-over-year change in Retail sales compares the aggregated sales of retail goods and services during a certain month to the same month a year ago. This page provides - United Kingdom Retail Sales YoY - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Retail Sales YoY - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.70 4.00 9.00 -3.90 1997 - 2019 percent Monthly
2016=100, SA




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