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Retail Pulse

Retail Pulse

July 2020

Key Points

  • Retail Pulse up in July
  • Improvement in recent trading conditions
  • Near-term expectations for business activity pared back a little

Retail Pulse

July 2020

Retail Pulse

July 2020

70.5

+7.3 on previous index reading

Retail Pulse

July 2020

Sales

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 20%
16%
63%

Balance -43%

(+12 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

July 2020

Sales

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 41%
30%
29%

Balance +11%

(-2 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

July 2020

Jobs

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 6%
67%
27%

Balance -20%

(+6 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

July 2020

Jobs

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 9%
78%
13%

Balance -4%

(0 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

July 2020

Input Costs Excluding Labour

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 29%
50%
21%

Balance +8%

(+9 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

July 2020

Selling Prices

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 16%
74%
10%

Balance +7%

(+3 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

July 2020

Pay Intentions

Next 12 Months

Change Response
Shape Created with Sketch. Increase
> 4% 5%
2% to 4% 7%
< 2% 4%
Stay more or less the same
76%
Decrease
< 2% 2%
2% to 4% 2%
> 4% 4%

Retail Pulse

July 2020

Business Ambitions

Next 1 to 3 years

52% growth trajectory
48% less ambitious

14%Confident, actively pursuing opportunities

39%Prefer to stay same size

39%Plan to grow but remain cautious

8%Intend to scale down