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Retail Pulse

Retail Pulse

March 2020

Key Points

  • Retail Pulse down in March
  • Firms downgrade near-term expectations for business activity
  • And hiring intentions

Retail Pulse

March 2020

Retail Pulse

March 2020

68.6

-14.3 on previous index reading

Retail Pulse

March 2020

Sales

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 22%
44%
34%

Balance -12%

(-14 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

March 2020

Sales

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 30%
45%
25%

Balance +5%

(-22 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

March 2020

Jobs

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 6%
89%
5%

Balance +1%

(+2 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

March 2020

Jobs

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 6%
87%
7%

Balance -2%

(-9 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

March 2020

Input Costs Excluding Labour

Past 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 36%
61%
3%

Balance +33%

(-4 on previous reading)

Retail Pulse

March 2020

Selling Prices

Next 3 Months

Shape Created with Sketch. 20%
75%
5%

Balance +15%

(-7 on previous reading)