A better retailing climate

A Better Retailing Climate: Towards Sustainable Retail

  • A Better Retailing Climate was launched in April 2008 setting out the retail sector’s collective environmental ambitions
  • The 2012 report has has just been released on the British Retaiil Consortium site
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Euro household saving rate down – disposable income falls

Household saving rate down

  • In the third quarter of 2011, the gross saving rate of households was 10.9% in the EU27, compared with 11.7% in the second quarter of 2011
  • In the euro area, the household saving rate was 13.3% in the third quarter of 2011 compared with 13.7% in the previous quarter
  • In the euro area, household disposable income fell by 0.4% in real terms, after a decrease of 0.1% in the previous quarter
  • Real income fell in the euro area due to a decrease in nominal income (-0.1%) while prices rose (+0.4%)

GDP

Economic Review – January 2012

  • GDP fell by 0.2 per cent between the third and fourth quarters of 2011
  • In the full year 2011, the economy grew by 0.9 per cent, less than half the 2.1 per cent growth seen in 2010

Gross Domestic Product Preliminary Estimate – Q4 2011

TUC view

  • If the OBR economic growth and ONS population growth forecasts are correct, GDP per capita is not set to return to its 2007 level of £23,744 per person until 2016, says the TUC.

Retail Sales – December 2011

Retail Sales – December 2011

  • Value of retail sales in December 2011 showed an increase of 6.2 per cent compared with December 2010
  • Sales volumes in December 2011 increased by 2.6 per cent compared to December 2010 and prices in store were estimated to have increased by 2.4 per cent.
  • Value of retail sales in December 2011 showed an increase of 0.8% compared with the previous month
  • Sales volumes in December 2011 increased by 0.6% compared with the previous month