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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%)

Consumer spending bounces back strongly in September

Headline findings: • Consumer spending increases +2.4% year-on-year in September, having been broadly flat in August (+0.1%) • Spending via e-commerce increases solidly (+6.0% on the year), while face-to-face expenditure saw a minimal increase (+0.1%) • Recreation & Culture (+6.8%) and Hotels, Restaurants & Bars (+6.0%) are best performing sectors