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Consumer spending bounces back in May

Headline Findings: - Consumer spending: up +0.9% year-on-year, quickest increase since March 2017 - Face-to-Face spend: up +1.5% on the year, strongest upturn since October 2016 - Spending on household goods rises for the first time in 18 months

Consumer spending falls further amid weak high street performance

Headline findings: - Consumer spending: drops -2.0% year-on-year, matching the decline seen in March - Face-to-face spend: down -5.4% on the year, quickest fall for six years - Household Goods and Recreation & Culture are weakest performing sectors

Consumer spending falls further amid weak high street performance

Consumer spending: drops -2.0% year-on-year, matching the decline seen in March Face-to-face spend: down -5.4% on the year, quickest fall for six years Household Goods and Recreation & Culture are weakest performing sectors

Consumer spending decline continues as March rounds off worst quarter in over five years

Consumer spending: declines -2.1% year-on-year, following -1.0% drop in February Face-to-Face spend: -3.0% on the year, while eCommerce falls by -1.2% Transport & Communication weakest performing sector

Visa UK CSI - Consumer spending has weakest start to the year since 2012

Headline findings: Consumer spending: falls -1.1% year-on-year, declining for ninth time in ten months Face-to-Face spend: -2.5% on the year, while eCommerce rises only slightly (+0.2%) Recreation & Culture sees its greatest decline since April 2010

January sales dip for the first time since 2013

Headline findings: Household spending falls by -1.2% on the year, the first January drop since 2013 Sharp decline in High Street spend (-4.0%), and slower growth in E-commerce (+1.5%) Transport & Communication suffers from quickest drop (-6.5%), while Hotels, Restaurants & Bars reports further rise (+3.7%)

No festive cheer for retailers as December rounds off the worst year for consumer spending since 2012

Headline findings: - December household expenditure falls by -1%, following the -0.9% drop in November - 2017 marks the first annual decline in consumer spending in five years, down -0.3% compared to 2016 - Spending at Food & Drink retailers edges up for first time in three months (+0.4%)

Black Friday failed to lift consumer spending in November

Headline findings: - Household expenditure falls by -0.9% on the year after -2.1% drop in October - Face-to-Face spend continues to decline (-3.5%), as Black Friday spend moved further online, up +2.4% - Majority of sectors record lower expenditure, with Transport & Communication being the worst hit (-6.0%) - Miscellaneous Goods & Services remains a bright spot, up +4.9%

Cold chill to blast UK high street this Christmas as spending set to be down on 2016 levels

- Household expenditure set to fall -0.1% on the year during crucial Christmas shopping period - Declining real wages and tepid economic growth to weigh on spend - Fall in spend at end of 2017 rounds off challenging year - E-commerce to take record share of Christmas spending in 2017 - Christmas ‘getaways’, ‘big-ticket’ items and clothing all set to record lower sales