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Sharper slowdown in consumer spending during April

• Consumer spending rises at the weakest pace for three months in April (+0.5% year-on-year) • Renewed increase in face-to-face spend (+0.3%) contrasts with slight dip in e-commerce (-0.1%) • Food & Drink categories see best growth for three years (+5.9%), while Clothing & Footwear records first increase in expenditure for five months (+2.3%)

Sharper slowdown in consumer spending during April

• Consumer spending rises at the weakest pace for three months in April (+0.5% year-on-year) • Renewed increase in face-to-face spend (+0.3%) contrasts with slight dip in e-commerce (-0.1%) • Food & Drink categories see best growth for three years (+5.9%), while Clothing & Footwear records first increase in expenditure for five months (+2.3%)