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Retail Pulse

Retail Pulse

April 2022

Key Points

  • Retail Pulse down in April
  • Firms downgrade near-term expectations for business activity and hiring
  • 58% have ambitions to grow in the next 1 to 3 years

Retail Pulse

April 2022

Retail Pulse

April 2022

75.2

-12.5 on previous index reading

Retail Pulse

April 2022

Sales

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 27%
46%
27%

Balance 0%

(-1 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

April 2022

Sales

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 42%
39%
19%

Balance +24%

(-3 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

April 2022

Jobs

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 9%
87%
4%

Balance +4%

(-2 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

April 2022

Jobs

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 15%
81%
4%

Balance +11%

(-3 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

April 2022

Input Costs Excluding Labour

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 84%
16%
1%

Balance +83%

(-1 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

April 2022

Selling Prices

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 73%
26%
1%

Balance +72%

(-5 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

April 2022

Business Ambitions

Next 1 to 3 years

58% growth trajectory
42% less ambitious

13%Confident, actively pursuing opportunities

37%Prefer to stay same size

45%Plan to grow but remain cautious

6%Intend to scale down