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June 2018 Monthly Consumer Update: US, UK and China

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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 June Consumer Update:

  • In the US, gasoline prices jumped by 24.3% year over year in June, while retail sales (ex gasoline) continued to grow solidly.
  • In the UK, retail sales posted robust growth and inflation eased.
  • In China, calendar effects contributed to a slight strengthening of retail sales growth, although the medium-term trend remains one of a softening of retail growth.

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