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Retail Pulse

Retail Pulse

August 2020

Key Points

  • Retail Pulse down in August
  • 30% of firms reporting an increase in non-labour input costs over the past 3 months
  • 75% to keep selling prices unchanged in the near term

Retail Pulse

August 2020

Retail Pulse

August 2020

66.8

-3.7 on previous index reading

Retail Pulse

August 2020

Sales

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 30%
19%
50%

Balance -20%

(+23 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

August 2020

Sales

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 30%
42%
28%

Balance +2%

(-9 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

August 2020

Jobs

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 11%
71%
18%

Balance -7%

(+13 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

August 2020

Jobs

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 9%
83%
8%

Balance +1%

(+5 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

August 2020

Input Costs Excluding Labour

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 30%
58%
13%

Balance +17%

(+9 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

August 2020

Selling Prices

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 15%
75%
10%

Balance +6%

(-1 on previous reading)