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UK Consumer Report summary

April 2023

Period covered: Period covered: Q4 2022

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Gross Domestic Product

UK quarterly GDP is estimated to have increased by 00% in Q4 2022(Oct to Dec).

 In Q4, services output grew by 00%, production growth was flat, and construction grew by 00%.

Real GDP in Q4 2022 is now estimated to be 00% below pre-pandemic levels (Q4 2019).

Total Consumer Spending

Consumer spending increased by 00% QoQ in Q4 2022.

Transport (+00%) and Housing, water, electricity, gas( +00%) both recorded notable rises on a quarterly basis.

Elsewhere, spending on Communication (-00%), and Health (-00%) experienced significant contractions QoQ.

Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Consumer expenditure on food and non-alcoholic beverages fell by 00% on the previous quarter, totalling £00m in Q4 2022. Spending also declined 00% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco

Consumer spending on Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco totalled £00m in Q4 2022, a 00% increase on the previous quarter.

Alcoholic beverages recorded a decrease on an annual basis, falling by 00% in Q4 2022.

Clothing and Footwear

Consumer expenditure on Clothing & Footwear grew by 00% in Q4 2022 with spending totalling £00m.

On an annual basis, spending increased by 00%.

Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and other fuels

Total spending on Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas & other fuels rose by….

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Consumer spending remains heavily curtailed

Source: ONS, Retail Economics analysis

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