Consumer Data

Retail Economics offers subscribers easy access to view, download and analyse a range of retail data sources. The Consumer data page identifies and presents crucial indicators which underpin our retail insight, analysis and help form an opinion of the underlying health of the retail sector in Great Britain. This page includes data for UK economic growth, consumer spending by sector, housing data, household savings data, credit conditions, disposable income, retail sales data and much more.

Subscribers can quickly assess the important trends within the retail sector in Great Britain as they develop, ensuring that they are abreast of underlying factors affecting UK retail businesses.

Click on the Download icon to download a CSV file containing up to ten years' worth of data which can be manipulated easily. We can also work with subscribers to provide them with bespoke excel charting options with the indicators that most suit their business needs.

Non-subscribers can view and select data up to December 2014. Subscribers can view and select the latest available data, going back up to ten years.


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UK Output (ONS)

% change Q4 2015 Q1 2016 Q2 2016 Q3 2016 Source Download
GDP (% change Q-o-Q) 0.7 0.4 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
GDP (% change Y-o-Y) 1.7 1.9 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download

Consumer Spending - year-on-year (ONS)

% change Q4 2015 Q1 2016 Q2 2016 Q3 2016 Source Download
Consumer spending y/y 2.9 2.8 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Household Expenditure - Food and Non-Alcohol y/y 1.9 2.9 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Household Expenditure - Alcohol and Tobacco y/y -1.5 -3.0 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Household Expenditure - Clothing and Footwear y/y 4.7 4.9 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Household Expenditure - Housing Costs y/y -0.4 -0.2 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Household Expenditure - Furniture and Household y/y 3.9 -1.2 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Household Expenditure - Health y/y 0.2 4.6 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Household Expenditure - Transport y/y -0.4 -0.2 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Household Expenditure - Communications y/y 5.1 4.3 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Household Expenditure - Recreation and Culture y/y 9.2 8.3 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Household Expenditure - Education y/y 1.1 1.1 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Household Expenditure - Restaurants and Hotels y/y 2.8 1.3 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Household Expenditure - Miscellaneous y/y -0.8 0.8 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download

Consumer Spending - quarter-on-quarter (ONS)

% change Q4 2015 Q1 2016 Q2 2016 Q3 2016 Source Download
Consumer spending q/q 0.4 0.7 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Household Expenditure - Food and Non-Alcohol q/q 0.6 0.8 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Household Expenditure - Alcohol and Tobacco q/q 0.4 -2.0 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Household Expenditure - Clothing and Footwear q/q 0.9 0.8 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Household Expenditure - Housing Costs q/q -1.2 1.0 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Household Expenditure - Furniture and Household q/q 3.9 -1.2 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Household Expenditure - Health q/q 0.2 4.6 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Household Expenditure - Transport q/q -0.4 -0.2 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Household Expenditure - Communications q/q 1.8 0.4 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Household Expenditure - Recreation and Culture q/q 1.8 1.5 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Household Expenditure - Education q/q -0.4 0.7 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Household Expenditure - Restaurants and Hotels q/q 0.5 -0.3 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Household Expenditure - Miscellaneous q/q 1.8 1.7 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download

UK Retail Sales (ONS)

% change year-on-year Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Source Download
ONS Retail Sales Value NSA 0.9 3.6 4.0 Padlock Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
ONS Retail Sales Volume NSA 3.2 5.5 5.9 Padlock Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download

Housing Data (Bank of England)

% change year-on-year Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Source Download
UK mortgage approvals y/y -4.69 -12.18 -15.16 Padlock Padlock Padlock Bank of England Excel download
UK mortgage approvals m/m -29.50 -43.08 -5.96 Padlock Padlock Padlock Bank of England Excel download
UK mortgage approvals (thousands) 64.66 61.70 61.38 Padlock Padlock Padlock Bank of England Excel download

Credit and Borrowing (Bank of England)

% change year-on-year Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Source Download
Secured lending 2.1 2.8 2.9 Padlock Padlock Padlock Bank of England Excel download
Credit card lending growth - - - Padlock Padlock Padlock Bank of England Excel download
Other consumer credit growth - - - Padlock Padlock Padlock Bank of England Excel download
Net unsecured borrowing 10.3 10.1 10.4 Padlock Padlock Padlock Bank of England Excel download

Household Data (ONS)

% change Q4 2015 Q1 2016 Q2 2016 Q3 2016 Source Download
Real households' disposable income y/y 2.8 4.3 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Real households' disposable income q/q -0.2 0.9 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Interest payments as a percentage of income 4.6 4.7 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download
Total debt to income ratio 138.4 139.0 Padlock Padlock ONS Excel download

Source: Where ONS is noted as a source, this is licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0.