UK December retail sales mm -1.5 % vs -1.0% exp
UK December retail sales data now out 19 Jan
- 1.1% prev
- yy 1.4% vs 2.6% exp vs 1.6% prev
- ex auto,fuel mm -1.6% -1.0% exp vs 1.2% prev
- yy 1.4% vs 2.6% exp vs 1.5% prev
For the whole of 2017, the quantity bought in retail sales increased by 1.9%; the lowest annual growth since 2013.
In non-seasonally adjusted terms, shopping for Christmas has shifted in recent years from being mainly in December to more in November as consumers seem to be starting their purchasing earlier in line with Black Friday promotions.
Internet sales continued to increase when compared with previous years, with physical stores dominating online sales growth in December
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