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U.K. Retail Sales YoY

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Latest Release
Aug 17, 2017
Actual
1.3%
Forecast
1.4%
Previous
2.8%
Retail Sales gauges the change in the aggregate value of sales at the retail level across the country. It is an important indicator of consumer spending accounting for the majority of overall economic activity.

A reading that is stronger than forecast is generally supportive (bullish) for the GBP, while a weaker than forecast reading is generally negative (bearish) for the GBP.
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Source: Office for National Statistics
U.K. Retail Sales YoY
 
Release Date Time Actual Forecast Previous
Aug 17, 2017 (Jul) 09:30 1.3% 1.4% 2.8%
Jul 20, 2017 (Jun) 09:30 2.9% 2.5% 0.9%
Jun 15, 2017 (May) 09:30 0.9% 1.7% 4.2%
May 18, 2017 (Apr) 09:30 4.0% 2.1% 2.0%
Apr 21, 2017 (Mar) 09:30 1.7% 3.4% 3.7%
Mar 23, 2017 (Feb) 10:30 3.7% 2.6% 1.0%

News

UK retail sales rise slightly more than forecast in July
UK retail sales rise slightly more than forecast in July By Investing.com - Aug 17, 2017

Investing.com – Retail sales in the UK rose slightly more than expected in July, bolstering optimism over the British economy, official data showed on Thursday. In a report, UK Office for ...

Sunshine lifts UK retail sales, points to brighter growth
Sunshine lifts UK retail sales, points to brighter growth By Reuters - Jul 20, 2017

By David Milliken and William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - Sunny weather brought British shoppers out and led to stronger retail sales than expected in June, shaking off a gloomy start to the year ...

Analysis

RBS Economics Team
Light Relief: UK Economic Headwinds By RBS Economics Team  - Jul 24, 2017

Does June's unexpected fall in the rate of inflation herald the start of a retreat? It seems unlikely. The fall in sterling that has helped push inflation higher is still filtering through into ...

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