UK Consumer Data

Retail Economics identifies crucial economic indicators which underpin the strength of UK household spending.

As a subscriber you can instantly view, download and analyse a range of retail data sources using our data visualisation tools and intuitive dashboard. Includes:

  • Retail sales by category: food, clothing, electricals, homewares etc.
  • Online retail sales growth
  • Access underlying data for graphs and charts in your insight reports
  • Downloadable retail sales time series data and more...

Subscribers can click on the download icon to access a CSV file containing up to ten years' worth of data which can be easily manipulated.

As a subscriber, we can also work with you to provide you with bespoke Excel charting options with the indicators that most suit your business needs.

Non-subscribers can only 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 Q1 2018 Q2 2018 Q3 2018 Q4 2018 Source Download
GDP (% change Q-o-Q) 0.1 0.4 ONS
GDP (% change Y-o-Y) 2.1 1 ONS

Consumer Spending - year-on-year (ONS)

% change Q1 2018 Q2 2018 Q3 2018 Q4 2018 Source Download
Consumer Spending y/y 1.5 1.6 ONS
Household Expenditure - Food and Non-Alcohol y/y 1.9 1.7 ONS
Household Expenditure - Alcohol and Tobacco y/y -1.2 -2.2 ONS
Household Expenditure - Clothing and Footwear y/y 0.5 1 ONS
Household Expenditure - Housing Costs y/y 2.2 0.9 ONS
Household Expenditure - Furniture and Household y/y 7.4 6 ONS
Household Expenditure - Health y/y 7.5 6 ONS
Household Expenditure - Transport y/y -1.7 2.8 ONS
Household Expenditure - Communications y/y 1.7 1 ONS
Household Expenditure - Recreation and Culture y/y 0.2 0.7 ONS
Household Expenditure - Education y/y -0.6 -0.6 ONS
Household Expenditure - Restaurants and Hotels y/y -0.2 -0.1 ONS
Household Expenditure - Miscellaneous y/y 3.3 2.9 ONS

Consumer Spending - quarter-on-quarter (ONS)

% change Q1 2018 Q2 2018 Q3 2018 Q4 2018 Source Download
Consumer Spending q/q 1.9 1.3 ONS
Household Expenditure - Food and Non-Alcohol q/q 0.3 0.4 ONS
Household Expenditure - Alcohol and Tobacco q/q -1 0.6 ONS
Household Expenditure - Clothing and Footwear q/q -0.4 1 ONS
Household Expenditure - Housing Costs q/q 0.7 -0.6 ONS
Household Expenditure - Furniture and Household q/q 1.4 1.3 ONS
Household Expenditure - Health q/q 2.5 0 ONS
Household Expenditure - Transport q/q -0.3 0.8 ONS
Household Expenditure - Communications q/q 0.3 0.5 ONS
Household Expenditure - Recreation and Culture q/q -0.2 0.3 ONS
Household Expenditure - Education q/q 0.6 0.6 ONS
Household Expenditure - Restaurants and Hotels q/q -1.5 0.4 ONS
Household Expenditure - Miscellaneous q/q 2.2 1.5 ONS

UK Retail Sales (ONS)

% change year-on-year May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Source Download
ONS Retail Sales Value NSA 6.3 4.3 5.2 5 ONS
ONS Retail Sales Volume NSA 4.5 2.9 4 3.6 ONS

Housing Data (Bank of England)

% change year-on-year May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Source Download
UK mortgage approvals y/y -1.8 -0.3 -6 -0.4 Bank of England
UK mortgage approvals m/m 35.8 18.3 -8.1 26.4 Bank of England
UK mortgage approvals (thousands) 64.7 65.6 65.2 66.4 Bank of England

Credit and Borrowing (Bank of England)

% change year-on-year May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Source Download
Secured Lending 3.1 3.2 3 2.8 Bank of England
Net unsecured borrowing 8.8 8.8 8.5 8.1 Bank of England

Household Data (ONS)

% change Q1 2018 Q2 2018 Q3 2018 Q4 2018 Source Download
Real households' disposable income y/y 1.8 0.4 ONS
Real households' disposable income q/q 0.6 0.5 ONS
Interest payments as a percentage of income 4.1 4.1 ONS
Total debt to income ratio 138.5 138.5 ONS
Source: Where ONS is noted as a source, this is licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0.