Strong growth was reported in November for both retail sales (+1.2%) and online sales (+4.7%), the largest single month gains for over three years in both indices, despite consumer confidence slipping back into pessimistic territory in November. Consumer confidence has since recovered and started 2018 well, recording the highest level in the index since late 2013.

Retail sales

1 month
3 months
12 months
+1.2%
+1.9%
+2.9%

Retail sales

 

Online retail sales

1 month
3 months
12 months
+4.7%
+6.5%
+10.9%

Online retail sales

 

Consumer confidence

1 month
3 months
12 months
+1.7%
+3.6%
+7.9%

Consumer confidence