United Kingdom Retail Sales MoM  1996-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Retail sales in the United Kingdom slumped 1.8 percent month-over-month in March of 2017, following an upwardly revised 1.7 percent rise in February and worse than market expectations of a 0.2 percent fall. Declines were recorded in sales of food (-0.5 percent); textiles, clothing and footwear (-0.9 percent) and auto fuel (-4.6 percent) while those of household goods were flat. Excluding fuel, retail sales dropped 1.5 percent. Considering the first quarter of the year, sales shrank 1.4 percent, mainly dragged down by higher prices. It is the biggest fall since the first quarter of 2010 and is likely to reduce near 0.1 percentage points from Q1 GDP growth. Retail Sales MoM in the United Kingdom averaged 0.22 percent from 1996 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 3 percent in December of 2013 and a record low of -3.40 percent in June of 2008.

United Kingdom Retail Sales MoM
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-02-17 09:30 AM Jan -0.3% -2.1% 0.9% 0.7%
2017-03-23 09:30 AM Feb 1.4% -0.5% 0.4% 0.8%
2017-04-21 08:30 AM Mar -1.8% 1.7% -0.2% -0.4%
2017-05-18 08:30 AM Apr -1.8% 0.77%
2017-06-15 08:30 AM May 0.46%
2017-07-20 08:30 AM Jun -0.08%




United Kingdom Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -6.00 -6.00 10.00 -39.00 [+]
Retail Sales MoM -1.80 1.70 3.00 -3.40 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.70 3.70 8.90 -3.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 309169.00 307014.00 309169.00 65075.00 GBP Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 309295.00 310466.00 311501.00 62925.00 GBP Million [+]
Personal Savings 3.30 5.30 15.50 -0.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.25 1.25 18.00 1.25 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 1441.00 1609.00 2224.00 -1192.00 GBP Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.46 1.48 2.22 0.92 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 87.60 87.60 97.10 29.20 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 125.20 123.20 136.56 101.02 percent [+]


United Kingdom Retail Sales MoM Notes

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 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.80 1.70 3.00 -3.40 1996 - 2017 percent Monthly
2012=100, SA