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Retail Pulse

Retail Pulse

November 2020

Key Points

  • Retail Pulse broadly unchanged in November
  • 31% of firms expect sales to increase in the next 3 months
  • 7% to hire

Retail Pulse

November 2020

Retail Pulse

November 2020

71.3

+0.2 on previous index reading

Retail Pulse

November 2020

Sales

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 23%
31%
46%

Balance -23%

(-24 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

November 2020

Sales

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 31%
33%
36%

Balance -5%

(+9 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

November 2020

Jobs

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 9%
79%
12%

Balance -4%

(0 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

November 2020

Jobs

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 7%
85%
8%

Balance -1%

(-3 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

November 2020

Input Costs Excluding Labour

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 29%
63%
8%

Balance +20%

(-5 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

November 2020

Selling Prices

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 17%
75%
8%

Balance +9%

(+2 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

November 2020

Brexit Impact on 2021 Investment Decisions*

  • No Impact 23%
  • Plans on Hold 71%
  • Cancelled Some/All Investment 4%
  • Expecting New Opportunities 2%
  • *Firms that Brexit is relevant for

Retail Pulse

November 2020

Christmas 2020 Turnover Expectations

4%
15%
No Change30%
30%
21%