Retail Sales in the United Kingdom increased 0.90 percent in December of 2019 over the same month in the previous year. It compares with a 0.8 percent rise in November and market expectations of 2.6 percent. Retail Sales YoY in the United Kingdom averaged 2.58 percent from 1997 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 9 percent in April of 2002 and a record low of -3.90 percent in February of 2009. source: Office for National Statistics

Retail Sales YoY in the United Kingdom is expected to be 1.90 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Retail Sales YoY in the United Kingdom to stand at 2.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 2.70 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.90 0.80 9.00 -3.90 1997 - 2019 percent Monthly
2016=100, SA



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-17 08:30 AM Sep 3.1% 2.6% 3.2% 2.9%
2019-11-14 09:30 AM Oct 3.1% 3.1% 3.7% 3.8%
2019-12-19 09:30 AM Nov 1% 3.1% 2.1% 2.3%
2020-01-17 09:30 AM Dec 0.9% 0.8% 2.6% 3.2%
2020-02-20 09:30 AM Jan 0.9% 4%


United Kingdom Retail Sales YoY
In the United Kingdom, the year-over-year change in Retail sales compares the aggregated sales of retail goods and services during a certain month to the same month a year ago.

United Kingdom Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -11.00 -14.00 10.00 -39.00 points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.60 -0.80 3.00 -3.60 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 0.90 0.80 9.00 -3.90 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 341829.00 338155.00 341829.00 67920.00 GBP Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 351816.00 353688.00 353688.00 65381.00 GBP Million [+]
Personal Savings 5.50 6.10 15.20 -0.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.75 1.75 18.00 1.25 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Fuel -0.80 -0.80 3.30 -3.60 percent [+]
Cbi Distributive Trades 0.00 -3.00 72.00 -55.00 Net Balance [+]
Consumer Credit 563.00 1339.00 2244.00 -1175.00 GBP Million [+]
Households Debt To GDP 84.00 83.60 94.90 28.80 percent of GDP [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.67 1.62 2.22 0.92 USD/Liter [+]
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 [+]