Insight Report

August 2018 Monthly Consumer Update: US, UK and China

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Coresight Research

Key Points

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 August Consumer Update:

  • In the US, year-over-year inflation in gasoline prices eased for the first time since March.
  • In the UK, retail sales remained solid, with real-term growth of 3.5% year over year.
  • In China, retail sales grew by 9.0% year over year as food price inflation jumped.

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