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Retail Pulse

Retail Pulse

September 2021

Key Points

  • Retail Pulse down in September
  • 57% of firms reporting an increase in non-labour input costs over the past 3 months
  • 52% expect to raise their selling prices in the near term

Retail Pulse

September 2021

Retail Pulse

September 2021

90.0

-2.2 on previous index reading

Retail Pulse

September 2021

Sales

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 39%
43%
18%

Balance +22%

(0 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

September 2021

Sales

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 41%
47%
11%

Balance +30%

(+2 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

September 2021

Jobs

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 13%
81%
6%

Balance +6%

(-3 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

September 2021

Jobs

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 17%
80%
3%

Balance +14%

(+4 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

September 2021

Input Costs Excluding Labour

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 57%
41%
1%

Balance +56%

(0 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

September 2021

Selling Prices

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 52%
45%
2%

Balance +50%

(+1 on previous reading)