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UK Retail Economic Briefing Report summary

April 2023

Period covered: Period covered: March 2023

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Economic activity

Quarterly GDP is estimated to have increased by 00% in Q1 2023 (Jan to Mar), following 00% growth in Q4 2022.

Services output rose by 00% in Q1 2023, following a 00% increase in Q4 2022.


GfK’s Consumer Confidence Index increased six points in April to 00

The Major Purchase Index increased five points to 00. This is 00 points higher than the same month a year ago.

Expectations for the general economic situation over the coming 12 months are up by six points to 00. Inflation

Headline inflation eased to 00% in March, from 00% last month, but above the 9.8% forecast by economists. On a MoM basis, inflation rose 00%.

Core inflation (which strips out volatile prices) was broadly unchanged, beating expectations of an easing to 00%.

Notably, the highly-watched services sector inflation rate was broadly unchanged and in line with recent Bank of England forecasts.

Credit and Housing Market

The latest data shows that the housing market continues to…

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Inflation remains close to 40-year high

Source: ONS

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  • Summary and economic overview
  • GDP
  • Labour market statistics
  • Inflationary trends
  • Producer prices pressures
  • Consumer spending
  • Retail sales trends
  • Prices, costs and margins
  • House prices and mortgage approvals
  • Credit market statistics
  • Consumer Confidence
  • Wage Growth and more…