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Solid overall spending growth in December, but e-commerce the clear winner at Christmas

• Consumer spending increases solidly in December (+2.3% year-on-year), rounding off 2015 as the second strongest year since 2008 • Sharp rise in e-commerce spending (+7.4%), but face-to-face spending is broadly flat (-0.1%) • Growth led by Hotels, Restaurants & Bars (+8.1%), Household Goods (+4.9%) and Recreation & Culture (+4.8%)

Solid overall spending growth in December, but e-commerce the clear winner at Christmas

• Consumer spending increases solidly in December (+2.3% year-on-year), rounding off 2015 as the second strongest year since 2008 • Sharp rise in e-commerce spending (+7.4%), but face-to-face spending is broadly flat (-0.1%) • Growth led by Hotels, Restaurants & Bars (+8.1%), Household Goods (+4.9%) and Recreation & Culture (+4.8%)

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