UK Statistics

  • Dec- 2017 -
    1 December
    AXA Insurance

    Bucking the interior design trend:

    As part of its sponsorship of the Grand Room Sets feature at Grand Designs Live in Birmingham this October, AXA Insurance has released new research highlighting the most and least popular interior design trends across the UK, with some surprising results. No two houses are the same, however AXA has found that certain cities have particular tastes when it comes to decorating their homes, many of which go against our preconceptions of trends in certain…

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  • Nov- 2017 -
    30 November

    Profitability of UK companies: April to June 2017

    The net rate of return on capital employed for UK private non-financial corporations related to their UK operations. Publications Profitability of UK companies: April to June 2017 The net rate of return on capital employed for UK private non-financial corporations related to their UK operations. Data Profitability of UK companies Rates of return and revision tables of private non-financial corporations by quarter. Profitability of UK companies Annual and quarterly data for the latest UK profitabilty…

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  • 29 November

    Retail Sales Report – Great Britain October 2017

    DOWNLOAD THIS FULL REPORT Table of contents Main points Statistician’s comment Things you need to know about this release Main figures for total retail sales Retail sales by store type Focus on non-food stores What is happening in other stores as the main contribution to non-food stores? What’s the story in online sales? Links to related statistics Quality and methodology Main points The underlying pattern in the retail industry in October 2017, as suggested by…

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  • 1 November
    China-Flooring-Market

    Flooring Market size in Asia Pacific to reach $400bn by 2022; led by China and India

    Flooring market size is forecast to exceed USD 400 billion by 2022, at a growing CAGR of 6.8% from 2015 to 2022, according to a new study base report launched by Global Market Insights Inc. Factors like rapid development in infrastructure, changing lifestyles of consumers, and increasing demand for insulation are anticipated to propel demand growth during the projected time frame. Investment in infrastructure and capital projects is expected to witness a substantial growth in…

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  • Oct- 2017 -
    27 October

    Retail sales, Great Britain: September 2017

    Download as PDF Table of contents Main points Statistician’s comment Things you need to know about this release Main figures What’s happening in the four main retail store types? Sector summary detail What’s the story in online sales? Links to related statistics Quality and methodology What’s new Main points The underlying pattern in the retail industry is one of growth; for the three-months on three-months measure, the quantity bought increased by 0.6%. In September 2017,…

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  • Jul- 2017 -
    29 July

    Monthly economic commentary: July 2017

    DOWNLOAD AS PDF Table of contents Main points Statistician’s comment Summary The preliminary estimate of GDP shows that the UK economy grew by 0.3% in Quarter 2 2017, following growth of 0.2% in the previous quarter Economic growth and manufacturing output in 2016 was not as weak as some independent forecasters expected The UK economy continued to grow at rates comparable with other major economies UK economic growth in Quarter 2 2017 was driven by…

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  • 21 July

    International Economic Review: July 2017

    DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT Table of contents Authors Main points Introduction Estimating the value of service exports by destination from different parts of Great Britain Measuring the impact of the depreciation of sterling on the current account and the international investment position The UK experience of global commodity price movements Consultation on changes to the ONS gross domestic product release schedule Understanding the UK economy Effect on gross domestic product and other economic statistics from improvements…

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  • 20 July

    UK trade: May 2017

    DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT HERE Contents Main points Things you need to know about this release The deficit in trade in goods and services widened in the 3 months to May 2017 The deficit in trade in goods and services widened by £1.0 billion to £3.1 billion in May 2017 Export and import prices and volumes of goods fall in May 2017 as the value of sterling increases What are the revisions to trade values since…

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  • 19 July

    Consumer trends, UK: Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2017

    DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT HERE Contents Main points Things you need to know about this release Household spending (adjusted for inflation) grew by 0.4% in Quarter 1 2017 What are the main contributors to this growth? Focus on tobacco (COICOP 02.2) Household final consumption expenditure revisions Links to related statistics Upcoming and recent publications Quality and methodology Main points Unless otherwise stated all figures are chained volume measure, seasonally adjusted. In Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar)…

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  • 18 July

    Retail sales statistics in Great Britain: May 2017

    Download Full Report HERE Main points Statistician’s comment Things you need to know about this release Main figures Focus on predominantly non-food stores Year-on-year contribution, total retail Month-on-month contribution What’s the story in online sales? Links to related statistics Quality and methodology Main points In May 2017, the quantity bought in the retail industry was estimated to have increased by 0.9% compared with May 2016; the annual growth rate was last lower in April 2013.…

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  • May- 2017 -
    17 May

    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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  • 15 May

    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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  • 12 May

    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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  • 12 May

    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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  • Mar- 2017 -
    16 March

    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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  • 15 March

    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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  • 14 March

    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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  • Feb- 2017 -
    8 February
    ONS-LOGO

    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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  • Jan- 2017 -
    30 January

    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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  • 27 January

    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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  • 27 January

    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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  • Nov- 2016 -
    24 November

    Retail sales in Great Britain: Oct 2016

    Download full report as PDF Main points In October 2016, the quantity of goods bought (volume) in the retail industry was estimated to have increased by 7.4% compared with October 2015; all store types showed growth with the largest contribution coming from non-store retailing. This is the highest rate of growth since April 2002. Compared with September 2016, the quantity bought was estimated to have increased by 1.9%; there were increases in all store types,…

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  • 24 November

    Economic review: November 2016

    Download full report as PDF Main points Assessing the post-referendum UK Economy ONS is launching a newly developed dashboard of economic indicatorswhich have particular relevance to monitoring the UK economy going forwards. This contains a range of economic statistics, commentary and trends to consider that are relevant to assessing the post-referendum UK economy.  GDP quarter 3 The economy as a whole has grown an estimated 0.5% in Quarter 3 (July to September) 2016. Although this is…

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  • 23 November

    UK trade: Sept 2016

    Download full report as PDF Main points for September 2016 UK trade shows import and export activity and is a main contributor to the overall economic growth of the UK. All data are shown on a seasonally adjusted, balance of payments basis, at current prices unless otherwise stated. This UK trade release provides the first estimate for a full quarter of data post the EU referendum. Between Quarter 2 (April to June) 2016 and Quarter…

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  • 22 November

    Economic review: October 2016

      Download full report as PDF Main points Post-referendum data The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has recently produced an assessment of the post-referendum economy. This concluded that although the picture is still emerging, there has been no major collapse in confidence and within the data that is available there are indications of continued momentum in the economy.  This has been confirmed by the Index of Services for July 2016 which shows month-on-month growth of 0.4%.…

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  • 22 November

    Retail sales in Great Britain: Sept 2016

     Download as PDF   1.Main points In September 2016, the quantity bought (volume) of retail sales is estimated to have increased by 4.1% compared with September 2015; all store types except textile, clothing and footwear stores showed growth with the largest contribution coming from non-store retailing. There was no change in the quantity bought compared with August 2016; decreases in food stores, other stores and textile, clothing and footwear stores were offset by increases in…

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  • Sep- 2016 -
    15 September

    Retail sales in Great Britain: Aug 2016

    Main points In August 2016, the quantity bought (volume) of retail sales is estimated to have increased by 6.2% compared with August 2015; all store types except textile, clothing and footwear, and household goods showed growth with the main contribution coming from food stores. The quantity bought decreased by 0.2% compared with July 2016; the largest contribution to the decrease came from non-food stores which was offset by increases in non-store retailing, predominantly food stores…

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  • 15 September

    Economic review: September 2016

    Main points The main economic stories from national statistics produced over the latest month, painting a coherent picture of the UK economic performance using recent economic data. Post referendum data Our estimates for Retail Sales, Consumer Price Index (CPI), Producer Price Index (PPI), vacancies and experimental claimant count statistics covering data for July generally follow existing trends. For example, while CPI remained little changed in July and is low by historic standards, input and output…

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  • 15 September

    UK trade Statistics: July 2016

    UK trade shows import and export activity and is a main contributor to the overall economic growth of the UK. This is the first release of UK trade covering a complete calendar month of data post EU referendum. All data are shown on a seasonally adjusted, balance of payments basis, at current prices unless otherwise stated. The UK’s deficit on trade in goods and services was estimated to have been £4.5 billion in July 2016,…

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  • 1 September

    Construction Statistics: No 17, 2016 Edition

    Download as PDF Table of contents Introduction Acknowledgements Output Structure of the industry  Output price indices (OPIs) and cost indices Investment Government departments’ construction plan Local authority expenditure  National Lottery funded projects  Planning applications and decisions Trends in employment and the professions  Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland  Building materials International comparisons Key Performance Indicators and benchmarking Quality and methodology Background notes  Appendices 1.Introduction The construction statistics annual publications bring together a wide range of statistics…

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  • Aug- 2016 -
    25 August

    Economic Review: August 2016

    Download as PDF Table of contents Authors Main points Introduction Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Economic well-being Trade Inflation Investment Trends in self-employment Analysis of usual and actual hours worked  Annex A: Dates of upcoming ONS releases UK demand and supply side indicators   1.Authors Josh Beeson, Tom Brown, Annie Chirambo, Freddy Farias Arias, Rhys Morris, Malindi Myers, Liam Peach, Yanitsa Petkova, Amina Syed, Ciaren Taylor, Philip Wales, Christopher Watkins, Dominic Webber 2.Main points The preliminary…

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  • 15 August

    Retail sales in Great Britain: June 2016

    Download as PDF Table of contents Main points Things you need to know about this release Main figures Sector summary Focus on growth in the retail sector Internet sales in detail Contributions to growth Distribution analysis Economic context  International data  Background notes 1.Main points The volume of retail sales in June 2016 is estimated to have increased by 4.3% compared with June 2015. The underlying pattern in the quantity bought, as suggested by the 3…

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  • 10 August

    Economic Review: July 2016

    Download as PDF Table of contents Authors Main points Introduction Impact of the EU referendum on the UK economy GDP The household sector Household consumption and its changing orientation Current account balance Inflation and services price developments Labour market developments Housing affordability Annex A UK demand and supply side indicators 1.Authors Annie Chirambo, Niamh McAuley, Rhys Morris, Malindi Myers, Liam Peach, Yanitsa Petkova, Sunny Sidhu, Amina Syed, Christopher Watkins 2.Main points The latest estimate of…

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  • Jul- 2016 -
    25 July

    Economic Review: June 2016

    Economic commentary on forthcoming Blue Book 2016 data. 1. Main points Changes introduced in Blue Book 2016 act to raise the level of current price GDP by 3.3% per year on average between 1997 and 2014, but by much less than this in each of the years between 2011 and 2014. The main cause of upward revisions to GDP in current prices is a revised treatment of owner occupiers’ imputed rental. Estimates of the average annual…

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  • May- 2016 -
    20 May

    Retail sales in Great Britain: Apr 2016

    Table of contents Main points About this release Main figures Sector summary Focus on textile, clothing and footwear  Internet sales in detail Contributions to growth Distribution analysis Economic context  International data  Background notes Print this statistical bulletin  Download as PDF  1.Main points The volume of retail sales in April 2016 is estimated to have increased by 4.3% compared with April 2015. The underlying pattern in the data, as suggested by the 3 month on 3 month…

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  • 9 May

    Economic Review: May 2016

    Table of contents Authors Summary GDP GDP and productivity Inflation Producer price inflation and import prices Trade Alternative savings ratio Labour market New starter pay Reference tables Download as PDF Authors Malindi Myers, Philip Wales, Andrew Agyiri Amankwah, Alexander Blunden, Tom Brown, Annie Chirambo, Matthew Luff, Rhys Morris, Yanitsa Petkova, Sunny Sidhu, Amina Syed, Ciaren Taylor. Summary GDP growth slowed marginally to 0.4% in the first quarter of 2016. This is below the average quarterly…

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  • 9 May

    Retail sales: March 2016

    Changes in the volume and value of sales of goods by retail businesses in Great Britain, providing a timely indicator of economic performance and the strength of consumer spending. Download as PDF Table of contents Main points About this release Main figures Sector summary Underlying growth in the retail industry Internet sales in detail Contributions to growth Distribution analysis Economic context  International data  Background notes Main points Continuing a sustained period of year-on-year growth, the…

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  • Apr- 2016 -
    15 April

    Economic Review: April 2016

    Table of contents Authors Main points Introduction GDP Current account and FDI Trade Labour Market Prices Housing tenure Reference tables   1.Authors Andrew Agyiri Amankwah, Annie Chirambo, Matthew Luff, Rhys Morris, Malindi Myers, Ciaren Taylor, Philip Wales 2.Main points UK GDP is estimated to have grown by 0.6% in Q4 2015, up from 0.5% in the previously published estimates. Household and government consumption supported growth on the quarter, while investment and net trade slowed GDP…

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  • 5 April

    Retail Sales: February 2016

    1.Main points Year-on-year estimates of the quantity bought in the retail industry showed growth for the 34th consecutive month in February 2016, increasing by 3.8% compared with February 2015.  The underlying pattern in the data, as suggested by the 3 month on 3 month movement in the quantity bought, showed growth for the 27th consecutive month, increasing by 0.8%. Compared with January 2016, the quantity bought in the retail industry is estimated to have decreased…

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  • 5 April

    Consumer trends: quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2015

    1.Main points In Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2015, household spending (adjusted for inflation) grew by 0.6% (£1.7 billion) compared with Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2015. The main contribution to growth can be seen in “Household goods and services”, which has increased by 3.4% compared with Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2015. “Health”, “Miscellaneous” and “Housing” were the only areas showing small negative contributions to the overall growth in the current quarter (Oct to…

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  • Mar- 2016 -
    17 March

    Economic Review: March 2016

    1.Main points GDP growth in the final quarter of 2015 was unrevised at 0.5%. GDP grew by 2.2% in 2015, down from 2.9% in 2014, with household consumption and investment the main contributors to growth. Net trade reduced growth for the fourth year running. The labour market continues to perform strongly, with the employment rate at a historic high and the unemployment rate back to its pre-downturn average. Nominal and real wage growth have both…

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  • Feb- 2016 -
    26 February

    Index of Services: December 2015

    Table of contents Main points Understanding the Index of Services (IoS) Main information Economic background GDP impact and components Component analysis IoS – A review of 2015 Background notes Download as PDF 1. Main points The Index of Services is estimated to have increased by 2.1% in December 2015 compared with December 2014. All of the 4 main components of the services industries increased in the most recent month compared with the same month a year…

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  • 19 February

    Statistical bulletin: Retail Sales, January 2016

     Released: 19 February 2016 – Download PDF    Contents Main points About this release Main figures Sector summary Focus on department stores  Internet sales in detail Contributions to growth Distribution analysis Economic context International data Background notes Statistical contacts Main points Year-on-year estimates of the quantity bought in the retail industry showed growth for the 33rd consecutive month in January 2016, increasing by 5.2% compared with January 2015. The underlying pattern in the data, as suggested by…

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  • 11 February

    Statistical bulletin: UK Trade, December 2015

    Released: 09 February 2016 – Download PDF   Contents Correction Main points for December 2015 Main figures for December 2015 (i) Understanding and working with UK trade statistics  (ii) Summary of latest UK Trade statistics (iii) Longer-term perspective (iv) Detailed commentary 1. Value of UK trade in goods 2. Trade in goods – analysis by area 3. Trade in goods – geographical analysis 4. Volume of total trade in goods, excluding oil and erratics 5. Export and…

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  • 5 February

    Economic Review, February 2016

    Part of Economic Review, February 2016 Release Released: 03 February 2016 – Download PDF Contents Abstract Main points Introduction GDP Manufacturing Trade Foreign Direct Investment Inflation and household consumption Average hours worked Reference tables Background notes   Abstract The main economic stories from National Statistics produced over the latest month, painting a coherent picture of the UK economic performance using recent economic data. Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.1.0.

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  • Jan- 2016 -
    26 January

    Retail sales in 2015

    Released: 26 January 2016 – Download PDF Contents Abstract Retail Sales in 2015 The contribution of Christmas sales to all retail Where are we spending our money? Background notes   Main Points This article summarises retail sales in 2015 and explores how changes in the level of Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation in 2015 impacted the retail industry. Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.1.0.

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  • 26 January

    Statistical bulletin: Retail Sales, December 2015

    Released: 22 January 2016 – Download PDF Contents Main points About this release Main figures Sector summary Impact of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” on department stores in November and December 2015 Internet sales in detail Contributions to growth Distribution analysis Economic context International data  Background notes Statistical contacts   Main Points Year-on-year estimates of the quantity bought in the retail industry showed growth for the 32nd consecutive month in December 2015, increasing by 2.6% compared with…

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  • 15 January

    Economic Review, January 2016

    Released: 08 January 2016 – Download PDF Contents Abstract Main points Introduction GDP GDP growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016 Sector accounts – households’ saving ratio Inflation Labour market Distribution of productivity Reference tables Background notes Abstract The main economic stories from National Statistics produced over the latest month, painting a coherent picture of the UK economic performance using recent economic data. Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.1.0.

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  • 15 January

    Statistical bulletin: UK Trade, November 2015

    Released: 08 January 2016 – Download PDF Contents Main points for November 2015 Main figures for November 2015 (i) Understanding and working with UK trade statistics  (ii) Summary of latest UK Trade statistics (iii) Longer-term perspective (iv) Detailed commentary 1. Value of UK trade in goods 2. Trade in goods – analysis by area 3. Trade in goods – geographical analysis 4. Volume of total trade in goods, excluding oil and erratics 5. Export and import prices…

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  • 15 January

    Statistical bulletin: Index of Services, October 2015

    Released: 23 December 2015 – Download PDF Contents Main points Understanding the Index of Services (IoS) Main information Economic background GDP impact and components Component analysis Industry spotlight: Information service activities Background notes Statistical contacts Main points The Index of Services is estimated to have increased by 2.1% in October 2015 compared with October 2014. Three of the 4 main components of the services industries increased in the most recent month compared with the same month a…

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