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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%)

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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%)

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November spending reached 22-month high, driven by e-commerce around Black Friday

Consumer spending increases +3.2% year-on-year, the highest rate since January 2015 Record increase in e-commerce expenditure (+12.5%), but face-to-face spending declines slightly (-1.4%) All broad spending categories see higher spending, led by Recreation & Culture (+9.3%)

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Cash is a Ghost of Christmas Past

• More than £2bn spent on Visa cards during Black Friday • Online Visa spend in week leading up to Black Friday up 13% year-on-year with almost £1bn spent on Black Friday, alone • Contactless and mobile technology are driving new shopping habits in the run-up to Christmas

Consumer spending growth reached six month high in October

• 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 1st time in 3 months (+1.8%) • Growth led by Hotels, Restaurants & Bars(+9.0%) and Recreation & Culture(+7.4%) • Spending on Clothing & Footwear rose at quickest rate since September 2015(+4.7%)

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Consumer spending bounces back strongly in September

• 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

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June rounds off weakest quarterly growth in two years, with the full impact of the Referendum result yet to be felt

Growth in consumer spending holds close to May’s 27-month low (+0.9% year-on-year) Transport & Communications which include flight bookings and car purchases dropped -4.2% Slowest increase in spending at Hotels, Bars & Restaurants since January 2013 (+3.3%) E-commerce spending rises at a faster pace (+4.6%), while face-to-face expenditure falls for the second month in a row (-1.3%)

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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%)

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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

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Wet weather hits the high street, but consumer spending maintains growth at end of Q1

Headline findings: • Consumer spending rises by +2.3% year-on-year • Strong increases in expenditure seen in Recreation & Culture (+5.6%) and Hotels, Restaurants & Bars (+5.3%), but spending at Clothing & Footwear retailers declines (-1.8%) • Growth led by higher e-commerce spending (+4.2%), as face-to-face expenditure falls slightly (-0.9%)

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