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January sales dip for the first time since 2013

Headline findings: Household spending falls by -1.2% on the year, the first January drop since 2013 Sharp decline in High Street spend (-4.0%), and slower growth in E-commerce (+1.5%) Transport & Communication suffers from quickest drop (-6.5%), while Hotels, Restaurants & Bars reports further rise (+3.7%)

No festive cheer for retailers as December rounds off the worst year for consumer spending since 2012

Headline findings: - December household expenditure falls by -1%, following the -0.9% drop in November - 2017 marks the first annual decline in consumer spending in five years, down -0.3% compared to 2016 - Spending at Food & Drink retailers edges up for first time in three months (+0.4%)

Black Friday failed to lift consumer spending in November

Headline findings: - Household expenditure falls by -0.9% on the year after -2.1% drop in October - Face-to-Face spend continues to decline (-3.5%), as Black Friday spend moved further online, up +2.4% - Majority of sectors record lower expenditure, with Transport & Communication being the worst hit (-6.0%) - Miscellaneous Goods & Services remains a bright spot, up +4.9%

Cold chill to blast UK high street this Christmas as spending set to be down on 2016 levels

- Household expenditure set to fall -0.1% on the year during crucial Christmas shopping period - Declining real wages and tepid economic growth to weigh on spend - Fall in spend at end of 2017 rounds off challenging year - E-commerce to take record share of Christmas spending in 2017 - Christmas ‘getaways’, ‘big-ticket’ items and clothing all set to record lower sales

October spending declines at fastest rate in four years, driven by poor performance on the high street

Headline findings: - Overall spending falls at quickest rate since September 2013 (-2.0% year on year) - The high street suffers from the second-steepest drop since April 2012 (-5.0%) - Clothing & Footwear sees record decline in spend (-9.0%) - Hotels, Restaurants & Bars show resilience, reporting growth of +3.2%

Decline in consumer spending during September points to continued weakness in UK economy

- Household expenditure declines -0.3% on the year, the fourth month in the last five to see a decline - Recreation & Culture (-1.3%) suffers biggest decline since July 2013 - High street continues to suffer as face-to-face spending declines -3.2% - Lower spending across Transport & Communication (-6.4%) and Household Goods (-2.6%)

UK Consumer spending on course for weakest year since 2013 despite modest August uptick

Headline Findings: • Consumer spending rises for first time since April (+0.3% year-on-year) • Growth driven by higher E-commerce expenditure (+6.5% on the year), as Face-to-Face continues to decline (-2.6%) • With average growth of 0.2% each month this year, consumer spending is on track for its weakest calendar year of growth since 2013

Consumer spend falls for the third month in a row

Headline findings • Consumer spending falls by -0.8% on an annual basis, following declines in May and June • Transport & Communication (-6.1%) and Clothing & Footwear (-5.2%) see most marked reductions in spend • Face-to-Face expenditure falls at quicker pace (-3.7% on the year), while E-commerce spend increases by +3.6%

June rounds off worst quarter for spending since Q3 2013

• Household expenditure declines on an annual basis for second month running (-0.3%) • Spending falls by -0.3% year-on-year on average over Q2, lowest quarterly figure since Q3 2013 • Expenditure decreases through Face-to-face categories (-2.4% on the year), while growth in E-commerce expenditure softens (+2.9%) • Lower spending on households Goods (-3.4%) and Recreation & Culture (-1.2%)

Consumer Spending Falls For First Time In Nearly Four Years

Headline findings • First fall in household expenditure since 2013 (-0.8% on the year) • Face-to-face spending declines notably (-5.3%), while e-commerce rebounds (+6.9%) after weak April (-0.3%) • Clothing & Footwear (-5.2%) and Household Goods (-4.1%) among the weakest performing sectors in May