The CBI distributive trades survey’s retail sales balance in the United Kingdom came in at +23 in July 2021, little-changed from June's near three-year high of +25 and slightly above market forecasts of +21. The latest reading signaled another solid increase in retail sales volumes in July, the first full month after non-essential shops reopened from a coronavirus shutdown, while new order growth was the fastest since December 2010. Internet sales were flat in the year to July. With growth slowing for the fifth consecutive month, the balance in July was the weakest since the question was first asked in August 2009. Looking ahead, sales are expected to continue growing at a robust pace in August, while orders growth is expected to slow marginally. source: Confederation of British Industry

Cbi Distributive Trades in the United Kingdom averaged 17.63 Net Balance from 1983 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 72 Net Balance in July of 1984 and a record low of -55 Net Balance in December of 2008. This page provides - United Kingdom CBI Distributive Trades- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom CBI Distributive Trades - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2021.

Cbi Distributive Trades in the United Kingdom is expected to be 9.00 Net Balance by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United Kingdom CBI Distributive Trades is projected to trend around 9.00 Net Balance in 2022 and 6.00 Net Balance in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom CBI Distributive Trades

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
23.00 25.00 72.00 -55.00 1983 - 2021 Net Balance Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-27 10:00 AM Apr 20 -45 -5 -2
2021-05-25 10:00 AM May 18 20 30 34
2021-06-25 10:00 AM Jun 25 18 14 15
2021-07-27 10:00 AM Jul 23 25 21 22
2021-08-25 10:00 AM Aug 23 26
2021-09-24 10:00 AM Sep
2021-10-27 11:00 AM Oct
2021-11-24 11:00 AM Nov


News Stream
UK CBI Retail Sales Gauge Remains Close to 3-Year High
The CBI distributive trades survey’s retail sales balance in the United Kingdom came in at +23 in July 2021, little-changed from June's near three-year high of +25 and slightly above market forecasts of +21. The latest reading signaled another solid increase in retail sales volumes in July, the first full month after non-essential shops reopened from a coronavirus shutdown, while new order growth was the fastest since December 2010. Internet sales were flat in the year to July. With growth slowing for the fifth consecutive month, the balance in July was the weakest since the question was first asked in August 2009. Looking ahead, sales are expected to continue growing at a robust pace in August, while orders growth is expected to slow marginally.
2021-07-27
UK CBI Retail Sales Gauge at Near 3-Year High
The CBI distributive trades survey’s retail sales balance in the United Kingdom rose by 7 points from the previous month to +25 in June 2021, the highest level since August 2018 and well above market forecasts of +14. The latest reading signaled a solid increase in retail sales volumes, following the relaxation of coronavirus-induced restrictions and as the rapid pace of vaccination encouraged shoppers to go out and spend. Within the retail sector, grocers reported that sales remained above seasonal norms, as did sub-sectors related to home improvements. Department stores saw an upturn in their fortunes, with sales now average for the time of year. And although clothing stores reported that sales remined poor for the time of year, this was to a much lesser extent than last month. Meanwhile, retail order growth was the strongest since September 2015.
2021-06-25
UK Retail Sales Below Forecasts: CBI
The CBI distributive trades survey’s retail sales balance in the United Kingdom eased to 18 in May 2021, from a near three-year high of 20 in the previous month and below market forecasts of 30. This was a period when all retailers were once again open for business, but before the full relaxation of restrictions for the hospitality and leisure sectors, which also play a vital role in supporting activity. Meanwhile, investment intentions for the coming 12 months rose at the fastest pace since February 1994, while employment continued to fall sharply in the year to May. By sectors, grocers, non-store retailers, hardware & DIY, and furniture & carpets retailers reported sales significantly above seasonal norms; while sales in clothing and specialist food were below normal. Stock levels in relation to expected sales were seen as too low, and to the greatest extent since the start of the series in 1983. Average selling prices grew at their fastest rate since November 2019.
2021-05-25
UK Retail Sales Strongest since 2018: CBI
The CBI distributive trades survey’s retail sales balance in the United Kingdom jumped to 20 in April of 2021, the highest reading since June of 2018 and beating market forecasts of -5. Retail sales volumes were viewed as good for the first time in 2021 and are expected to remain above seasonal norms in the year to May, with non-essential retail stores across the UK able to re-open by late-April. Hardware & DIY and furniture & carpets subsectors saw sales significantly above seasonal norms, supported by a consumer focus on home improvement. Grocers and non-store retailers also reported that sales were good for the time of the year. However, clothing and footwear store sales remained well below seasonal norms.
2021-04-27

United Kingdom CBI Distributive Trades
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Distributive Trades Survey (DTS) measures the health of the retail sector. The reading is compiled from a survey of about 150 retail and wholesale companies. It includes measures of sales activity across the distributive trades. It is a leading indicator of consumer spending. The figure is the difference between the percentage of retailers reporting an increase in sales and those reporting a decrease.