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Retail Pulse

Retail Pulse

November 2019

Key Points

  • Retail Pulse up in November
  • 40% of firms expect to increase sales in the next 3 months, 9% to hire
  • One in five expects Christmas turnover to be higher than last year

Retail Pulse

November 2019

Retail Pulse

November 2019

81.9

+8.2 on previous index reading

Retail Pulse

November 2019

Sales

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 22%
54%
25%

Balance -3%

(+7 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

November 2019

Sales

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 40%
46%
14%

Balance +26%

(+11 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

November 2019

Jobs

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 8%
84%
8%

Balance -1%

(-1 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

November 2019

Jobs

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 9%
86%
5%

Balance +4%

(+2 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

November 2019

Input Costs Excluding Labour

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 33%
63%
4%

Balance +29%

(-1 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

November 2019

Selling Prices

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 18%
75%
7%

Balance +11%

(-8 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

November 2019

Christmas 2019 Turnover Expectations

1%
21%
No Change61%
13%
4%