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Retail Insights

Retail Economics provide regular insights on UK retailing. Browse our extensive archive for insights on topics such as: Brexit, online retail developments, ONS Consumer Price Index, the outlook for UK retail, consumer sentiments and much more…

12 March 2021

GDP Monthly Estimate: January 2021

UK GDP fell by 2.9% in January as economic activity shrank on the back of lockdown measures. GDP remains 9.0% lower than the level seen before the full impact of the pandemic in February 2020, and...

04 March 2021

UK Budget 2021

Insights from the UK Budget 2021. "Spend now and pay later" was a clear message that came through the Spring Budget....

02 March 2021

Kantar Grocery Market Share

Latest data from Kantar suggests that in the 12 weeks to 21 February grocery sales rose by 12.5% on the previous year. In the past four weeks, sales growth was even stronger, rising by 15.1%, the s...

19 February 2021

ONS Retail Sales January 2020

Retail sales (value, non-seasonally adjusted, excluding fuel) declined by 2.3% year-on-year in January according to the latest ONS data, marking the steepest decline since May last year as England...

12 February 2021

GDP Q4 2020 First Estimate

Headlines: Annual GDP fell by 9.9% in 2020, the largest yearly decline on record. The widespread economic impact caused by COVID-19 is reflected in the fact that...

11 February 2021

RICS Residential Market Survey January 2021

The latest RICS Residential Market Survey shows 2021 began with a noticeable reversal in sales market activity, with enquiries, sales and new instructions falling for the first time since May 2020....