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March rounds off weakest quarter for spending growth since Q4 2013

• Household expenditure increases by +1.0% on the year, down from +1.3% in February • Average annual growth rate falls to +0.9% in Q1, down from +2.7% in Q4 2016 • Spending through e-commerce continues to drive growth (+8.2%); face-to-face expenditure however declines for third month running (-1.3%)