April 2019 Monthly Consumer Update: US, UK and China
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.
- US inflation picked up as gasoline prices turned inflationary.
- UK retail sales were boosted by a late Easter and warm April weather.
- China retail sales growth slowed to 7.2% with apparel sales declining year over year.