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Retail Pulse

Retail Pulse

November 2018

Key Points

  • Retail Pulse up in November
  • Three in ten firms expect Christmas turnover to be higher than last year
  • 12% to hire in the next 3 months

Retail Pulse

November 2018

Retail Pulse

November 2018

85.5

+3.4 on previous index reading

Retail Pulse

November 2018

Sales

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 31%
50%
18%

Balance +13%

(+5 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

November 2018

Sales

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 49%
39%
12%

Balance +38%

(+9 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

November 2018

Jobs

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 9%
83%
7%

Balance +2%

(-2 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

November 2018

Jobs

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 12%
84%
3%

Balance +9%

(+4 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

November 2018

Input Costs Excluding Labour

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 33%
64%
3%

Balance +29%

(-3 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

November 2018

Selling Prices

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 17%
79%
5%

Balance +12%

(+1 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

November 2018

Christmas 2018 Turnover Expectations

4%
27%
No Change54%
12%
3%