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December 2018 Monthly Consumer Update: US, UK and China

Executive Summary

Coresight Research’s monthly reports keep you up to date on US and UK retail sales, US retail traffic and in-store metrics, selected US retailers’ same-store sales and key global consumer indicators. Click here to view our full collection of Monthly Reports.

Our Monthly Consumer Update rounds up key metrics that reflect consumer demand in the US, the UK and China.  We focus on direct, leading indicators of the health of the consumer economy: wage growth, price changes and retail sales growth.

Highlights from our December Consumer Update:

  • U.S. consumers enjoyed a double boost from strengthening wage growth and gasoline-price inflation turning to deflation.
  • U.K. retail sales growth slowed sharply. 
  • Chinese retail sales growth strengthened a little after several months of slowing growth.  

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