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Retail Pulse

Retail Pulse

December 2021

Key Points

  • Retail Pulse down in December
  • Firms downgrade near-term expectations for business activity
  • Hiring intentions unchanged

Retail Pulse

December 2021

Retail Pulse

December 2021

82.6

-0.9 on previous index reading

Retail Pulse

December 2021

Sales

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 35%
44%
20%

Balance +15%

(-3 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

December 2021

Sales

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 31%
45%
23%

Balance +8%

(-23 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

December 2021

Jobs

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 12%
82%
6%

Balance +6%

(-1 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

December 2021

Jobs

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 12%
85%
3%

Balance +9%

(0 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

December 2021

Input Costs Excluding Labour

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 76%
23%
1%

Balance +74%

(+4 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

December 2021

Selling Prices

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 65%
33%
3%

Balance +62%

(+1 on previous reading)