Consumer spending growth reached six month high in October

Headline findings: • Consumer spending rises +2.5% on the year in October, up from +2.3% in September • E-commerce spending increases solidly(+4.3%), face-to-face expenditure expands for the first time in three months(+1.8%) • Growth led by Hotels, Restaurants & Bars(+9.0%) and Recreation & Culture(+7.4%) • Spending on Clothing & Footwear rises at quickest rate since September 2015(+4.7%)
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