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    Economic review: April 2018

    – Download as PDF – Introduction This edition of the economic review is the fifth following the introduction of economic statistics theme days in January 2017. Each economic review in this new format will have an overarching analytical theme and follow a quarterly publication timetable. The theme of this edition is the regional economy with analysis covering regional gross value added (GVA) growth in the UK, regional firm-level productivity analysis for the non-financial business economy,…

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    Introducing a new publishing model for GDP – ONS UK GDP Report

    – Download Full Report as PDF – Table of contents Introduction Overview of the current and new models The trade-offs of the new model Impact on data Publication schedule of releases Products Revisions policy Information about giving feedback   Introduction Office for National Statistics (ONS) will be introducing a new publishing model for gross domestic product (GDP) in July 2018. In summary, this model will give two (rather than three) estimates of quarterly GDP, and…

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    Retail Sales, Great Britain: March 2018 – UK Statistics

    – Download Full Report as PDF – Table of contents Main points Statistician’s comment Things you need to know about this release Main figures for total retail sales Month-on-month sector summary and contributions to growth How has the weather impacted sales? What’s the story in online sales? Links to related statistics Quality and methodology Main points In the three months to March 2018 (Quarter 1), the quantity bought in retail sales fell by 0.5% when…

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    UK contract floorcoverings market worth in excess of £1bn – AMA Contract Floorcoverings Market Report

    After achieving strong growth of 4% in 2015, growth rates in the contract floorcoverings market were slightly disappointing in 2016 and 2017. A number of factors had a negative impact on the market, including increasing inflation towards the end of the period and adverse currency movements as an indirect result of the Brexit vote, affecting imports. However, despite reduced growth rates, the value of the contract flooring market exceeded £1bn in 2017. The contract sector…

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  • Retail Sales Statistics – Great Britain – January 2018

     Download as PDF  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 Month-on-month contributions to growth by four main sectors Year-on-year contributions to growth by four main retail sectors A focus on food and non-food stores What is happening in other non-food stores as the main contribution to non-food stores? What’s the story in online sales? Links to…

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  • Economic review: January 2018

    Download Economic Review as PDF  Table of contents Authors Main points Introduction Import intensity CPIH-consistent inflation rates for UK household groups Economic Statistics Transformation Programme: a flow of funds approach to understanding quantitative easing Recent releases Appendix 1: CPIH import intensities References Main points Import intensity It is possible to use data from supply and use input-output tables to generate estimates of import intensities for household consumption, capturing both goods imported directly for household consumption…

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    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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Statistical bulletin: Retail Sales, November 2015

    Released: 17 December 2015 – Download PDF Contents Main points About this release Main figures Sector summary Focus on performance of the 4 main sectors  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 show growth for the 31st consecutive month in November 2015, increasing by 5.0% compared with November 2014. The underlying pattern in the data,…

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  • Economic Review, November 2015

    Released: 03 November 2015 – Download PDF Contents Abstract Main points Introduction GDP  Labour Market Inflation Foreign Direct Investment 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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  • Statistical bulletin: Consumer Trends, Quarter 2 (April to June) 2015

    Released: 30 September 2015 – Download PDF Contents Main points Summary of household expenditure in quarter 2 (Apr to Jun) 2015 Trends in household expenditure  Household spending by product Focus on prices in household expenditure Household final consumption expenditure revisions quarter 2 (Apr to Jun) 2015 Guidance and methodology Background notes Statistical contacts   Main Points In Quarter 2 (Apr to Jun) 2015, household spending (adjusted for inflation) grew by 0.8% (£2.3 billion).  The main contribution to…

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  • Statistical bulletin: Retail Sales, August 2015

    Released: 17 September 2015 – Download PDF Contents Main points About this release Main figures Sector summary Internet sales in detail Focus on large and small businesses  Contributions to growth Distribution analysis Economic context  International data  Background notes Statistical contacts Main Points Continuing a sustained period of year-on-year growth, the volume of retail sales in August 2015 is estimated to have increased by 3.7% compared with August 2014. This was the 29th consecutive month of year-on-year growth.…

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  • Economic Review, September 2015

    Released: 03 September 2015 – Download PDF Contents Abstract Main points Introduction GDP Exports  Price pressure Unemployment National Living Wage Reference Tables Background notes   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. Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.1.0.

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  • Construction Statistics – No. 16, 2015 Edition

    Released: 26 August 2015 – Download PDF Contents 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 Background notes Appendices Main Points This construction publication brings together a wider range of statistics currently available on the construction…

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  • Statistical bulletin: Retail Sales, July 2015

    Released: 20 August 2015 – Download PDF Contents Main points About this release Main figures Sector summary Internet sales in detail  Focus on household goods stores  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 grew for the 28th consecutive month in July 2015, increasing by 4.2% compared with July 2014. This was the longest period of sustained year-on-year growth…

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  • Statistical bulletin: UK Trade, June 2015

    Released: 07 August 2015 – Download PDF Contents Main points for June 2015 Main figures for June 2015 Understanding and working with UK Trade statistics  Summary of latest UK Trade statistics Longer-term perspective Value of UK trade in goods Trade in goods – analysis by area Trade in goods – geographical analysis Volume of total trade in goods, excluding oil and erratics Export and import prices for trade in goods (not seasonally adjusted) Trade in oil Trade in…

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  • Economic Review, August 2015

    Released: 05 August 2015 – Download PDF Contents Abstract Main points Introduction Changes introduced in Blue Book 2015 Estimated impact of Blue Book 2015 on GDP: 1997 to 2013 The economic downturn and recovery: GDP and GDP per capita Revisions Productivity Revisions to the expenditure components of GDP Gross Capital Formation Net Trade Revisions to the income components of GDP (in current prices) Other income Annex: Changes to valuables and the impact on GDP Background notes  …

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  • Statistical bulletin: Retail Sales, June 2015

    Released: 23 July 2015 – Download PDF Contents Main points About this release The quality of the estimate of retail sales Main figures Economic context  Contributions to growth Sector summary Focus on textiles, clothing and footwear stores Internet sales in detail Distribution analysis International data Background notes Statistical contacts   Main Points Year-on-year estimates of the quantity bought in the retail industry continued to show growth for the 27th consecutive month in June 2015, increasing by 4.0%…

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  • UK Non-Financial Business Economy, 2013 Regional Results (Annual Business Survey)

    Released: 23 July 2015 – Download PDF Contents Main points Overview Your Views Matter Interactive Map for the UK Non-Financial Business Economy by NUTS 1 Region UK Non-Financial Business Economy, Sections A to S (part) Non-Financial Service Industries, Sections H to S (part) Production Industries, Sections B to E Distribution Industries, Section G Construction Industries, Section F Agriculture (Part), Forestry and Fishing, Section A Revisions to 2012 ABS regional data Background notes Statistical contacts Main Points In…

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  • Statistical bulletin: UK Trade, May 2015

    Released: 10 July 2015 – Download PDF Contents Main points Main figures Summary Longer-term perspective Value of UK trade in goods Trade in goods – analysis by area Trade in goods – geographical analysis Volume of total trade in goods, excluding oil and erratics Export and import prices for trade in goods (not seasonally adjusted) Trade in oil Trade in services Records sheet Background notes Statistical contacts   Main Points UK Trade shows the extent of import…

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  • Economic Review, July 2015

    Released: 07 July 2015 – Download PDF Contents Abstract Main points Introduction GDP Labour market and productivity Effects of taxes and benefits on household incomes House Prices Reference tables Background notes 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. Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.1.0.

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  • Statistical bulletin: Consumer Trends, quarter 1

    Released: 30 June 2015 – Download PDF Contents   Main points Summary of household expenditure in quarter 1 2015 (Jan to Mar 2015) Trends in household expenditure  Household spending by product Focus on prices in household expenditure Household final consumption expenditure revisions, quarter 1 2015 (Jan to Mar 2015) Guidance and methodology Background notes Statistical contacts Main Points In quarter 1 2015 (Jan to Mar 2015), household spending (adjusted for inflation) grew by 0.9% (£2.3 billion).  The…

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  • Statistical bulletin: Retail Sales, May 2015

    Released: 18 June 2015 – Download PDF Contents Main points Additional information Main figures Economic context Contributions to growth Sector summary Focus on predominantly food stores Internet sales in detail Distribution analysis International data  Background notes Statistical contacts   Main Points Continuing a sustained period of year-on-year growth, the volume of retail sales in May 2015 are estimated to have increased by 4.6% compared with May 2014. This was the 26th consecutive month of year-on-year growth, the…

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  • Statistical bulletin: UK Trade, April 2015

    Released: 09 June 2015 – Download PDF Contents Main points Main figures Summary Longer-term perspective Revisions Value of UK trade in goods Trade in goods – analysis by area Trade in goods – geographical analysis Volume of total trade in goods, excluding oil and erratics Export and import prices for trade in goods (not seasonally adjusted) Trade in oil Trade in services Records sheet Background notes Statistical contacts   Main Points UK Trade shows the extent of…

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  • Economic Review, June 2015

    Released: 03 June 2015 – Download PDF Contents Abstract Main points Introduction Gross Domestic Product Household consumption and low inflation “Core inflation” and producer price indices Investment Labour Market Reference tables Background notes Main Points The main economic stories from ONS publications 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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  • Statistical bulletin: Retail Sales, April 2015

    Released: 21 May 2015 – Download PDF Contents Main points Additional information Main figures Economic context Contributions to growth Sector summary Focus on textile, clothing and footwear stores Internet sales in detail Distribution analysis International Data Background notes Statistical contacts   Abstract Continuing a sustained period of year-on-year growth, retail sales in April 2015 are estimated to have increased by 4.7% compared with April 2014. This was the 25th consecutive month of year-on-year growth, the longest period…

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  • Economic Review, May 2015

    Released: 06 May 2015 – Download PDF Contents Key Points Introduction The preliminary estimate of GDP Labour market Inflation Unit Labour Costs Household interest payments Trade and the Balance of Payments Reference tables Background notes Abstract The main economic stories from ONS publications 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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  • Statistical bulletin: Index of Services, February 2015

    Released: 28 April 2015 – Download PDF Contents Understanding the Index of Services (IoS) Main information Economic background GDP impact and components Component analysis Industry spotlight: Food and beverage service activites Background notes Statistical contacts   Key Points The Index of Services is estimated to have increased by 3.2% in February 2015 compared with February 2014. All of the 4 main components of the services industries increased in the most recent month compared with the same month…

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  • Statistical bulletin: Retail Sales, March 2015

    Released: 23 April 2015 – Download PDF Contents Main Points Additional information Main figures Economic context Contributions to growth Sector summary Growth in the retail industry  Internet sales in detail Distribution analysis International data Background notes Statistical contacts   Main Points Year-on-year estimates of the quantity bought in the retail industry continued to show growth for the 24th consecutive month in March 2015, increasing by 4.2% compared with March 2014. This was the longest period of sustained…

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  • Statistical bulletin: UK Trade, February 2015

    Released: 09 April 2015 – Download PDF Contents Main Points Main Figures Summary Longer-Term Perspective Revisions Value of UK Trade in Goods Trade in Goods – Analysis by Area Trade in Goods – Geographical Analysis Volume of Total Trade in Goods, Excluding Oil and Erratics Export and Import Prices for Trade in Goods (Not Seasonally Adjusted) Trade in Oil Trade in Services Records Sheet Background notes Statistical contacts   Main Points UK Trade shows the extent of…

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  • Economic Review, April 2015

    Released: 08 April 2015 – Download PDF Contents Abstract Main Points Introduction GDP estimate Household expenditure per capita Investment Trade and movements in the oil price Price pressure Earnings growth References Background notes   Abstract The key 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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  • Statistical bulletin: Consumer Trends, Q4 2014

    Released: 31 March 2015 – Download PDF Contents   Main Points Summary of Household Expenditure in Q4 2014 Trends in Household Expenditure  Household Spending by Product Focus on Prices in Household Expenditure Household Spending per Head Household Final Consumption Expenditure Revisions Q4 2014 (Oct-Dec 2014) Guidance and Methodology Background notes Statistical contacts   Key Points In Q4 2014 (Oct–Dec 2014), household spending (adjusted for inflation) grew by 0.6% (£1.6 billion).  The main contribution to growth can be…

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  • Statistical bulletin: Retail Sales, February 2015

    Released: 26 March 2015 – Download PDF Contents Main Points Additional Information Main Figures Economic Context Contributions to Growth Sector Summary Underlying growth in the retail industry Internet sales in detail Distribution Analysis International Data Background notes Statistical contacts   Key Points Year-on-year estimates of the quantity bought in the retail industry continued to show growth in February 2015, increasing by 5.7% compared with February 2014. This was the 23rd consecutive month of year-on-year growth and the…

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  • Statistical bulletin: UK Trade, January 2015

    Released: 12 March 2015 – Download PDF Contents Main Points Main Figures Summary Longer-Term Perspective Value of UK Trade in Goods Trade in Goods – Analysis by Area Trade in Goods – Geographical Analysis Volume of Total Trade in Goods, Excluding Oil and Erratics Export and Import Prices for Trade in Goods (Not Seasonally Adjusted) Trade in Oil Trade in Services Records Sheet Background notes Statistical contacts Key Points UK Trade shows the extent of import and…

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  • UK Statistics – Index of Production, January 2015

    Released: 11 March 2015 – Download PDF Contents Key Points Key Figures Economic Context GDP Impact and Components Production and Sectors Supplementary Analysis Industry Spotlight: Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products Background notes Statistical contacts Key Points Total production output is estimated to have increased by 1.3% in January 2015 compared with January 2014. There were increases in two of the four main sectors, with manufacturing output being the largest contributor, increasing by 1.9%. There were…

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  • Economic Review, March 2015

    Released: 04 March 2015 – Download PDF Contents Abstract Key points Introduction Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Investment and household consumption Labour market tightening and inflation International comparisons of labour productivity The distribution of real wage growth Reference tables Background notes Key Points The key 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…

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  • Statistical bulletin: Retail Sales, January 2015

    Released: 20 February 2015 – Download PDF Contents Key Points Additional Information Key Figures At a Glance Economic Context Contributions to Growth Sector Summary Internet sales in detail Distribution Analysis International Data Background notes Statistical contacts Key Points Continuing a sustained period of year-on-year growth, retail sales in January 2015 were estimated to have increased by 5.4% compared with January 2014. This is the 22nd consecutive month of year-on-year growth and the longest period of sustained year-on-year…

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  • Economic Review, February 2015

    Released: 04 February 2015 – Download PDF Contents Abstract Key Points Introduction GDP estimate Balance of Payments Inflation Productivity Real wages Reference Tables Background notes Key Points The key 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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  • Statistical bulletin: UK Trade, December 2014

    Released: 06 February 2015 – Download PDF Contents Key Points Key Figures Summary Longer-Term Perspective Value of UK Trade in Goods Trade in Goods – Analysis by Area Trade in Goods – Geographical Analysis Volume of Total Trade in Goods, Excluding Oil and Erratics Export and Import Prices for Trade in Goods (Not Seasonally Adjusted) Trade in Oil Trade in Services Records Sheet Background notes Statistical contacts Key Points UK Trade shows the extent of import and…

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  • Statistical bulletin: Retail Sales, December 2014

    Released: 23 January 2015 – Download PDF Contents Key Points Additional Information Key Figures At a Glance Economic Context Contributions to Growth Sector Summary Internet sales in detail Distribution Analysis International Data Background notes Statistical contacts Key Points Year-on-year estimates of the quantity bought in the retail industry showed growth in December 2014, increasing by 4.3% compared with December 2013. This is the 21st consecutive month of year-on-year growth. Comparing the 12 months of 2014 with the…

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  • Statistics: Output in the Construction, November 2014

    Released: 09 January 2015 – Download PDF Contents Key Points Introduction Economic Context Output in the Construction Industry – November 2014 Construction estimates in gross domestic product (GDP) Background notes Statistical contacts Key Points This statistical bulletin provides users with the latest estimates of output in the construction industry for November 2014. Output is defined as the amount charged by construction companies to customers for value of work (produced during the reporting period) excluding VAT and payments…

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  • Statistics: UK Trade, November 2014

    Released: 09 January 2015 – Download PDF Contents Key Points Key Figures Summary Longer-Term Perpective Value of UK Trade in Goods Trade in Goods – Analysis by Area Trade in Goods – Geographical Analysis Volume of Total Trade in Goods, Excluding Oil and Erratics Export and Import Prices for Trade in Goods (Not Seasonally Adjusted) Trade in Oil Trade in Services Records Sheet Background notes Statistical contacts Key Points UK Trade shows the extent of import and…

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  • Statistics: Index of Production, November 2014

    Released: 09 January 2015 – Download PDF Contents Key Points Key Figures Economic Context GDP Impact and Components Production and Sectors Supplementary Analysis Industry Spotlight: Manufacture of food and beverages Background notes Statistical contacts Key Points Total production output increased by 1.1% in November 2014 compared with November 2013. Of the four main sectors, manufacturing (the largest component of production) was the only one to rise, increasing by 2.7%. There were increases in seven of the 13…

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  • Economic Review, January 2015

    Released: 08 January 2015 – Download PDF Contents Abstract Key Points Introduction GDP growth in 2013 and 2014 The UK’s economic recovery Labour productivity Spare capacity and the labour market Balance of payments Tax receipts, the personal allowance, and the earnings distribution The impact of lower oil prices on UK business Household inflation rates Reference Tables Background notes Key Points The key economic stories from National Statistics produced over the latest month, painting a coherent picture of…

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  • Statistics: Index of Services, October 2014

    Released: 23 December 2014 – Download PDF Contents Key points Key Information Economic background GDP impact and components Component analysis Background notes Statistical contacts Key Points The Index of Services is estimated to have increased by 3.4% in October 2014 compared with October 2013. All of the four main components of the services industries increased in the most recent month compared with the same month a year ago. The largest contributions came from: business services & finance,…

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  • Statistics: Consumer Trends, Q3 2014

    Released: 23 December 2014 – Download PDF Contents Key Points Summary of Household Expenditure in Q3 2014 Trends in Household Expenditure Household Spending by Product, Seasonally Adjusted Focus on Prices in Household Expenditure Household Final Consumption Expenditure Revisions, Q3 2014 Guidance and Methodology Background notes Statistical contacts Key Points In Q3 2014, household spending (adjusted for inflation) grew by 0.9% (£2.5 billion). The main contribution to growth can be seen in ‘Transport’ which has increased by 2.9%…

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  • Statistics: Retail Sales, November 2014

    Released: 18 December 2014 – Download PDF Contents Key Points Additional Information Key Figures At a Glance Economic Context Contributions to Growth Sector Summary Internet Sales in Detail Distribution Analysis International Data Background notes Statistical contacts Key Points Year-on-year estimates of the quantity bought in the retail industry continued to show growth for the 20th consecutive month. In November 2014, the quantity bought increased by 6.4% compared with November 2013. This was the highest year-on-year increase since…

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  • Statistics: Retail Sales, October 2014

    Released: 20 November 2014 – Download PDF Contents Key Points Additional Information Key Figures At a Glance Economic Context Contributions to Growth Sector Summary International Data Distribution Analysis Internet Sales in Detail Background notes Statistical contacts Key Points Continuing a sustained period of year-on-year growth, in October 2014, the quantity bought in the retail industry increased by 4.3% compared with October 2013, this is the nineteenth period of consecutive year-on-year growth. On the month the quantity bought…

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  • Index of production

    Released: 26 November 2014 – Download PDF Contents Key points Key Information Economic background GDP impact and components Component analysis Background notes Statistical contacts Key Points The Index of Services is estimated to have increased by 3.4% in September 2014 compared with September 2013. All of the four main components of the services industries increased in the most recent month compared with the same month a year ago. The largest contributions came from: business services & finance, which…

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  • Economic Review, December 2014

    Released: 03 December 2014 – Download PDF Contents Abstract Key Points Introduction Second estimate of GDP Capital stocks and productivity Earnings growth and the composition of the workforce Household Spending Reference Tables Background notes Key Points The key 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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  • Statistics: Index of Production, October 2014

    Released: 09 December 2014 – Download PDF Contents Key Points Key Figures Economic Context GDP Impact and Components Production and Sectors Supplementary Analysis Industry Spotlight: Manufacture of electrical equipment Background notes Statistical contacts Key Points Total production output is estimated to have increased by 1.1% between October 2013 and October 2014. This increase reflects rises of 1.7% in manufacturing (the largest component of production) and 1.0% in mining & quarrying. There were increases in eight of the…

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  • Statistical bulletin: UK Trade, September 2014

    Released: 07 November 2014 – Download PDF   Contents Key Points Key Figures Summary Longer-Term Perspective Value of UK Trade in Goods Trade in Goods – Analysis by Area Trade in Goods – Geographical Analysis Volume of Total Trade in Goods, Excluding Oil and Erratics Export and Import Prices for Trade in Goods (Not Seasonally Adjusted) Trade in Oil Trade in Services Records Sheet Background notes Statistical contacts Key Points UK Trade shows the extent of import…

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