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May 2018 Monthly Consumer Update: US, UK and China

Coresight Research

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 May Consumer Update:

  • In the US,gasoline prices jumped by 21.8% year over year in May, while retail sales (ex gasoline) continued to grow strongly.
  • In the UK, retail sales growth bounced back strongly in May.
  • In China, food-price inflation eased further,and calendar effects contributed to a slowdown in retail sales growth.

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