UK Intelligence

  • UK trade: March 2017

    Total value of UK imports and exports of goods together with indices of volume and price, including an early monthly estimate of the value of trade in services. Download as PDF Table of contents Main points Things you need to know about this release The deficit on trade in goods and services widened to £10.5 billion in Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2017 How did UK trade in March contribute to the widening of the…

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  • Retail Sales in Great Britain: Mar 2017

    A first estimate of retail sales in volume and value terms, seasonally and non-seasonally adjusted. Download as PDF Table of contents Main points Statistician’s comment Things you need to know about this release Main figures Year-on-year contribution Month-on-month contribution What’s the story in online sales? Links to related statistics Quality and methodology Main points The 3 months to March shows a decrease of 1.4%; the third consecutive decrease for the underlying 3 month on 3…

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  • UK economic review: Apr 2017

    An analytical theme of topical economic importance using recent data and the main economic stories from UK national statistics produced over the latest quarter. Download as PDF Table of contents Authors Main points Introduction Management practices and productivity of family-owned businesses Transforming turnover: using VAT turnover data in the national accounts Improvements to early estimates of GDP through the 2008 to 2009 downturn Understanding the UK economy Annex A – Publication dates and themes for…

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  • Consumer trends, UK: Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2016

    Spending on goods and services by UK households including household final consumption expenditure (HHFCE) as a measure of economic growth. Download as PDF Table of contents Main points Summary of household expenditure in Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2016 Trends in household expenditure Household spending by product Focus on prices in household expenditure Household spending per head Household final consumption expenditure revisions Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2016 User engagement seminar Quality and methodology  Main…

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  • UK trade: Jan 2017

    Total value of UK imports and exports of goods together with indices of volume and price, including an early monthly estimate of the value of trade in services. Download as PDF Table of contents Main points Things you need to know about this release The deficit on trade in goods and services remains at £2.0 billion in January 2017 What was the underlying trend in trade in goods, excluding oil and erratics? What was the…

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  • Monthly economic commentary: Feb 2017

    Provides analysis of the latest estimate of GDP and economic commentary for prices, short-term indicators and labour market indicators to complement theme day economic commentary. Download as PDF Table of contents Main points Statistician’s comment Changes to publication schedule for economic statistics The second estimate of GDP shows that the UK economy grew by 0.7% in Quarter 4 2016, revised up by 0.1 percentage points from the preliminary estimate Services output remained the largest driver…

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  • Retail sales in Great Britain: Jan 2017

    Download as PDF  Table of contents Main points Statistician’s comment  Things you need to know about this release  Main figures  Focus on predominantly food stores  Year-on-year contribution  Month-on-month contribution  What’s the story in online sales? Links to related statistics  What has changed in this publication? Quality and methodology   Main points In January 2017, the quantity bought in the retail industry is estimated to have increased by 1.5% compared with January 2016, the lowest growth…

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    International trade in services

    Download as PDF Table of contents Main points Your views matter Overview Summary Total international trade in services (excluding travel, transport and banking) by continent and countries Trade in services products: geographical analysis Trade in Services: Industry Analysis Quality and methodology Guidance on interpreting international trade in services statistics Accuracy Notes to tables Background notes     Main points Total UK exports of services (excluding travel, transport and banking) in current prices continued to rise…

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  • Monthly Economic Commentary: Jan 2017

    Download as PDF Main points Services industries accounted for almost all of the 0.6% growth in gross domestic product (GDP) in Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2016. The construction industry was more subdued, with a 0.1% increase in Quarter 4 2016 following a 0.8% fall in the previous quarter and production output was flat in the quarter.  Increased producer prices have started to feed into higher consumer prices for food and energy.  Employment growth flattened…

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  • Retail sales in Great Britain: Dec 2016

    Download Report as PDF Main points Estimates of the quantity bought in retail sales increased by 4.3% compared with December 2015 and fell by 1.9% compared with November 2016. The largest contribution to the month-on-month fall came from non-food stores. The underlying trend remains one of growth with the 3 month on 3 month movement in the quantity bought increasing by 1.2%. Average store prices increased by 0.9% on the year and for all retailing…

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  • UK Trade: Nov 2016

    Download report as PDF Main points The UK’s deficit on trade in goods and services was estimated to have been £4.2 billion in November 2016, a widening of £2.6 billion from October 2016, which reflects a £3.3 billion increase in imports, partially offset by a £0.7 billion increase in exports. The widening of the deficit in November 2016 is attributed to trade in goods in which there were increased imports from both EU and non-EU…

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