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

Retail sales in the United Kingdom increased 2.3 percent month-over-month in April of 2017, following a downwardly revised 1.4 percent fall in March and beating market expectations of 1 percent. It is the biggest gain since January of 2016, boosted by a rebound in both food (1.3 percent from -0.4 percent in March) and non-food stores (2.3 percent from -.7 percent). Among non-food, main rises were seen in other stores (7.7 percent from -6.7 percent); auto fuel (4.9 percent from -3.4 percent); non-store retailing (4.4 percent from -1.6 percent) and household goods (1.9 percent from 0.3 percent). In contrast, sales fell for textiles and clothing and footwear (-0.8 percent from -0.1 percent) and in non-specialised stores (-0.9 percent from 1.7 percent). Excluding fuel, retail sales went up 2 percent, following a 1.2 percent drop in the previous period. Year-on-year, sales rose 4 percent, the most in five months. Retail Sales MoM in the United Kingdom averaged 0.23 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 2.3% -1.4% 1% 1.5%
2017-06-15 08:30 AM May 2.3% -0.35%
2017-07-20 08:30 AM Jun 0.08%
2017-08-17 08:30 AM Jul 0.53%




United Kingdom Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -7.00 -6.00 10.00 -39.00 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 2.30 -1.40 3.00 -3.40 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 4.00 2.00 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 1624.00 1476.00 2224.00 -1192.00 GBP Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.53 1.46 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 126.42 123.97 136.56 101.02 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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.30 -1.40 3.00 -3.40 1996 - 2017 percent Monthly
2012=100, SA