Retail trade in the UK rose 2.2 percent from a year earlier in October 2018, following an upwardly revised 3.3 percent growth in September and missing market expectations of an increase of 3.3 percent. It was the smallest annual gain in retail sales since April. Retail Sales YoY in the United Kingdom averaged 2.54 percent from 1997 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 9 percent in April of 2002 and a record low of -3.90 percent in February of 2009.

Retail Sales YoY in the United Kingdom is expected to be 2.30 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 2.50 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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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-16 08:30 AM Retail Sales YoY 3.5% 2.9% 3% 2.9%
2018-09-20 08:30 AM Retail Sales YoY 3.3% 3.8% 2.3% 2.7%
2018-10-18 08:30 AM Retail Sales YoY 3% 3.4% 3.6% 2.8%
2018-11-15 09:30 AM Retail Sales YoY 2.2% 3.3% 3% 2.9%
2018-12-20 09:30 AM Retail Sales YoY 2.2% 1.9% 2.6%
2019-01-18 09:30 AM Retail Sales YoY 2.30%
2019-02-15 09:30 AM Retail Sales YoY


United Kingdom Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -13.00 -10.00 10.00 -39.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.50 -0.40 2.90 -3.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.20 3.30 9.00 -3.90 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 334676.00 333036.00 334676.00 68008.00 GBP Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 335929.00 333116.00 340973.00 66638.00 GBP Million [+]
Personal Savings 4.40 4.30 15.20 -0.90 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.75 1.75 18.00 1.25 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 894.00 852.00 2233.00 -1180.00 GBP Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.60 1.68 2.22 0.92 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To GDP 86.10 86.20 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 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. This page provides - United Kingdom Retail Sales YoY - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Retail Sales YoY - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.20 3.30 9.00 -3.90 1997 - 2018 percent Monthly
2016=100, SA




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