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Consumer spending slows amid economic and political uncertainty

• Slowest increase in consumer spending since February 2014 • Transportation and communications dropped -5.2% year-on-year, driven by slowing growth in car sales • Clothing & Footwear retailers buck the trend, posting +4.2% year-on-year, its first rise in three months • Growth in e-commerce slows to +2.3% year-on-year while face-to-face expenditure falls slightly on an annual basis (-0.8%)

Online spending grows at fastest rate for 16 months as the experience economy powers ahead

Headline findings: • Total consumer spending increases by +2.5% year-on-year in April • E-commerce growth rate of +8.4% year-on-year but face-to-face expenditure is broadly flat (+0.2% year-on-year) • Clothing and footwear sees biggest fall in year-on-year spending since September 2014

High street enjoys a strong return in January

Headline findings: • Consumer spending rose +2.7% on an annual basis in January, the highest growth rate since May 2014 • Clothing & Footwear surged +5.0% from a dip in December, thanks to cold weather and January sales • High Street spending bounced back to an eight-month high

High street enjoys a strong return in January

Headline findings: • Consumer spending rose +2.7% on an annual basis in January, the highest growth rate since May 2014 • Clothing & Footwear surged +5.0% from a dip in December, thanks to cold weather and January sales • High Street spending bounced back to an eight-month high

£1.3bn to be spent on the British high street as shoppers make last-minute dash for Christmas presents

-More than 37 million transactions will take place on Wednesday 23rd December, up 10% on 2014 -Shopping will peak in the lunch hour break between 1pm-2pm, with 3.2 million transactions set to take place -Across the whole day, more than £1 million will be spent on Visa cards every minute, rising to nearer £2 million every minute in the peak hour

E-commerce grows strongly despite modest overall spending in November

Headline Findings • Modest increase in consumer spending in November (+1.1% on the year) • Expenditure continues to rise solidly in e-commerce (+4.1%), but declines on the high street (-1.5%) • Hotels, Restaurants & Bars, Recreation & Culture and Clothing & Footwear see strongest increases in spending during November

Consumer spending growth edges up to three-month high in October

Headline Findings • Consumer spending increases at fastest annual rate in three months (+2.1%) • Majority of spending categories see increased expenditure, led by Hotels, Bars & Restaurants and Recreation & Culture (+10% and 5.3% respectively) • Renewed increase in spending on the high street as online expenditure continues to rise solidly

Solid increase in September consumer spending, driven by leisure and entertainment activities

Headline findings: • Consumer spending continues to rise at a steady rate of +1.8% year-on-year • Solid increases seen across a broad range of categories, with the Recreation & Culture and Clothing & Footwear sectors among the best performers • Strong growth for e-commerce of +5.8% year-on-year, though high street spending remains flat