Consumer Trends

Consumer Trends Q3 2012: ONS

  • In Q3 2012, household spending (adjusted for inflation) grew by 0.4 per cent (£874 million), Olympic and Paralympic ticket sales and car purchases were the main contributions to growth.
  • In Q3 2012 the volume measure increased by 0.4 per cent, meaning it was 4.8 per cent below the peak of pre recession spending in Q4 2007
  • The current price value of household spending (inflation included) shows how much UK households spent. In Q3 2012 the current price value of household spending increased by 0.8 per cent on the quarter, meaning it was 10.5 per cent higher than Q4 2007
  • In Q3 2012, the value of UK household spending per head, in current price terms, was £3,840, an increase of 0.6 per cent on the quarter, £241 higher than in Q4 2007
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