Retail sales in the United Kingdom increased 1 percent from a month earlier in June 2019, following an upwardly revised 0.6 percent drop in May and easily beating market forecasts of a 0.3 percent decline. Non-food stores provided the largest contribution to the growth (1.7 percent vs -0.2 percent in May) boosted by sales at other stores (3.2 percent vs 1.4 percent), household goods stores (1.9 percent vs 2.4 percent) and textile, clothing and footwear stores (1.2 percent vs -3.8 percent). In addition, automotive fuel trade jumped 2.1 percent (vs -2.5 percent in May), while food sales edged up 0.2 percent (vs -0.5 percent in May). Year-on-year, retail trade growth accelerated to 3.8 percent in June from 2.2 percent in the previous month, also above market expectations of 2.6 percent. Retail Sales MoM in the United Kingdom averaged 0.22 percent from 1996 until 2019, 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 -0.40 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
2019-04-18 08:30 AM Retail Sales MoM Mar 1.1% 0.6% -0.3% -0.2%
2019-05-24 08:30 AM Retail Sales MoM Apr 0% 1.2% -0.3% -0.3%
2019-06-20 08:30 AM Retail Sales MoM May -0.5% -0.1% -0.5% -0.6%
2019-07-18 08:30 AM Retail Sales MoM Jun 1% -0.6% -0.3% -0.3%
2019-08-16 08:30 AM Retail Sales MoM Jul 1%
2019-09-20 08:30 AM Retail Sales MoM Aug
2019-10-18 08:30 AM Retail Sales MoM Sep 0.2%


United Kingdom Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -13.00 -10.00 10.00 -39.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 1.00 -0.60 2.90 -3.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.80 2.20 9.00 -3.90 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 338901.00 336990.00 338901.00 68903.00 GBP Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 346349.00 344938.00 346349.00 66638.00 GBP Million [+]
Personal Savings 4.40 4.80 15.20 -0.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.75 1.75 18.00 1.25 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Fuel 0.90 -0.40 3.30 -3.60 percent [+]
Cbi Distributive Trades -42.00 -27.00 72.00 -55.00 Net Balance [+]
Consumer Credit 822.00 968.00 2296.00 -1169.00 GBP Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.62 1.65 2.22 0.92 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To GDP 87.10 86.80 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 July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.00 -0.60 2.90 -3.50 1996 - 2019 percent Monthly
2016=100, SA




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