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U.K. Core Retail Sales MoM

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U.K. Core Retail Sales MoM

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Latest Release
Apr 21, 2017
Actual
-1.5%
Forecast
-0.4%
Previous
1.6%
Retail Sales measure the change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail level. It is the foremost indicator of consumer spending, which accounts for the majority of overall economic activity. The Core number excludes Auto sales and Fuel, which tend to be very volatile.
A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the GBP while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the GBP.
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Currency: GBP
Source: Office for National Statistics
U.K. Core Retail Sales MoM
 
Release Date Time Actual Forecast Previous
Apr 21, 2017 (Mar) 04:30 -1.5% -0.4% 1.6%
Mar 23, 2017 (Feb) 05:30 1.3% 0.4% -0.3%
Feb 17, 2017 (Jan) 05:30 -0.2% 0.7% -2.2%
Jan 20, 2017 (Dec) 05:30 -2.0% -0.3% 0.2%
Dec 15, 2016 (Nov) 05:30 0.5% 0.1% 1.9%
Nov 17, 2016 (Oct) 05:30 2.0% 0.4% 0.1%

News

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Forex - GBP/USD little changed after U.K. data miss By Investing.com - Apr 21, 2017

Investing.com - The pound was little changed against the U.S. dollar on Friday, after the release of downbeat U.K. retail sales data, as news this week of a snap election in June continued to support ...

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U.K. retail sales tumble in March, missing expectations By Investing.com - Apr 21, 2017

Investing.com – Retail sales in the U.K. fell much more than expected in March, dampening optimism over the British economy, official data showed on Friday. In a report, U.K. Office for ...

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Dollar firms; sterling hits four-week high By Investing.com - Mar 23, 2017

Investing.com - The dollar steadied against a basket of major currencies on Thursday, after the release of mixed economic data while investors looked ahead to a key House vote to repeal and place ...

Analysis

Ipek Ozkardeskaya
GBP Tanks On UK Retail Sales By Ipek Ozkardeskaya - Jan 20, 2017

The UK’s retail sales excluding auto fuel tanked by 2% month-on-month in December, heavily missing the analysts’ estimate of -0.4%. Apparently, Christmas hasn’t been prosperous for ...

Kathy Lien
USD’s On Fire: Is Euro Headed To Parity? By Kathy Lien - Dec 15, 2016 5

By Kathy Lien, Managing Director of FX Strategy for BK Asset Management. The U.S. dollar is on fire, rising to its strongest level in more than 13 years. In the past month alone, the Dollar Index is ...

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