UK Consumer

UK Consumer Chart Book

14 December, 2017

Decent start to festive period

With real incomes under pressure from subdued nominal pay growth and rising inflation, the strong rise in retail sales volumes in November is encouraging. However, spending on the high street might have come at the expense of non-retail spending. And in recent years, Black Friday discounting has generally led consumers to do their Christmas shopping earlier than usual, rather than making many additional purchases. So some weakening in December seems likely. Nonetheless, it would take a very big drop

Access this publication and more, take our free trial subscription today.

Free Trial

Already a subscriber? Simply log in to view this article.

Save to Library

New Book

Making a Success of Brexit
and Reforming the EU

by Roger Bootle

"Outstanding - engaging - absorbing"
Daily Telegraph

Buy now on Amazon
We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Read our Cookie Policy for more information.