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August 2019 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.

Each month, we analyze key metrics that reflect consumer demand in the US, the UK and China. In these updates, we focus on direct, leading indicators of the health of the consumer economy: wage growth, price changes and retail sales growth.

In August:

  • US retail sales grew 4.7% year over year, softening from July’s 5.6% growth.
  • UK retail sales growth moderated. Consumers benefited from strengthening wage growth and lower inflation.
  • China retail sales growth slowed marginally, to 7.5% year over year.   

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