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The Retail Economics

Retail Cost Base Index

The Retail Economics Retail Cost Base Index is a measure of operating costs facing retailers. The Index measures price movements across six key cost areas facing retailers including Labour Costs, Rent, Distribution and Fuel, Business Rates, Advertising and Other Central Costs and Utilities.

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All Retail Cost Base Index reports are downloadable with a Retail Economics membership.
Retail operating costs are broken down by:

  • Labour
  • Rents
  • Rates
  • Utilities
  • Central and advertising

Retail Cost Base Index Reports