Retail trade in the UK fell 0.9 percent from a month earlier in December 2018, after a downwardly revised 1.3 percent advance in November and compared to market expectations of a 0.8 percent decline. It was the steepest decrease in retail trade since May 2017 as non-food sales went down 2.3 percent, in particular household goods (-2.3 percent) and other stores (-6.3 percent) Meanwhile, food trade increased 0.2 percent and fuel sales rose 2.6 percent. Considering the fourth quarter as a whole, retail sales fell 0.2 percent from the previous period. Annual retail growth slowed to 3 percent in December from 3.4 percent in the previous month. Retail Sales MoM in the United Kingdom averaged 0.22 percent from 1996 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 2.90 percent in February of 2010 and a record low of -3.50 percent in June of 2008.

Retail Sales MoM in the United Kingdom is expected to be -0.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Retail Sales MoM in the United Kingdom to stand at -0.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Retail Sales MoM is projected to trend around 0.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-10-18 08:30 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.8% 0.4% -0.4% -0.3%
2018-11-15 09:30 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.5% -0.4% 0.2% 0.5%
2018-12-20 09:30 AM Retail Sales MoM 1.4% -0.4% 0.3% 0.5%
2019-01-18 09:30 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.9% 1.3% -0.8% -0.8%
2019-02-15 09:30 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.9%
2019-03-21 09:30 AM Retail Sales MoM
2019-04-18 08:30 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.2%


United Kingdom Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -14.00 -13.00 10.00 -39.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.90 1.30 2.90 -3.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.00 3.40 9.00 -3.90 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 336079.00 334385.00 336079.00 68903.00 GBP Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 340827.00 340475.00 340973.00 66638.00 GBP Million [+]
Personal Savings 4.30 4.50 15.20 -0.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.75 1.75 18.00 1.25 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 924.00 754.00 2231.00 -1185.00 GBP Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.55 1.60 2.22 0.92 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To GDP 86.30 86.10 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 MoM

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 January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.90 1.30 2.90 -3.50 1996 - 2018 percent Monthly
2016=100, SA




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