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UK Macroeconomic Data

Retail Economics identifies crucial economic indicators which underpin the strength of the economy and consumer spending.

As a member, you can instantly view, download and analyse a range of retail data sources using our data visualisation tools and intuitive dashboard:

  • Demand: GDP, consumer spending, retail sales etc.
  • Inflation: food, housing costs, transport, recreation and culture etc.
  • Labour: unemployment, average earnings, inactivity rate etc.
  • Assets and Credit: house prices, household debt, mortgage approvals etc.
  • Downloadable retail sales time series data and more...

Members can click on the download icon to access a CSV file containing up to ten years' worth of data which can be easily manipulated.

As a member, we can also work with you to provide you with bespoke Excel charting options with the indicators that most suit your business needs.

Non-members can only view and select data up to December 2014. Subscribers can view and select the latest available data, going back up to ten years.

Explore data sets

UK Economic Indicator (ONS)

% change 42689 43692 41593 42597 Source Download
GDP (% change Q-o-Q) 0.6 0.5 ONS
GDP (% change Y-o-Y) 1 0.9 ONS
Agriculture (% change Q-o-Q) 1.7 2.5 ONS
Construction (% change Q-o-Q) 0.8 0.3 ONS
Production (% change Q-o-Q) 1.4 0.8 ONS
Services (% change Q-o-Q) 0.5 0.6 ONS

Labour Market (ONS)

% change year-on-year Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Source Download
Unemployment Rate (%) 3.7 3.8 N/A N/A ONS
Youth Unemployment Rate (%) N/A N/A N/A N/A ONS
Employment Rate (%) 75.6 75.6 N/A N/A ONS
Employment (000's) 32632 32707 N/A N/A ONS
Unemployment (000's) 1259 1300 N/A N/A ONS
Average Earnings Growth 4.2 4.3 4.1 N/A ONS
Claimant Count (000s) 1751 1669.4 1603.9 1584.2 ONS
Inactivity Rate (%) 21.4 21.3 N/A N/A ONS
Unemployed - 16-17 (000s) 101 101 N/A N/A ONS
Unemployed - 18-24 (000s) 337 354 N/A N/A ONS
Unemployed - 25-49 (000s) 546 546 N/A N/A ONS
Unemployed - 50 plus (000s) 275 298 N/A N/A ONS
Total hours worked weekly 1043.5 1044.6 N/A N/A ONS
Average hours worked Full Time 36.6 36.5 N/A N/A ONS
Average hours worked Part Time 16.8 16.7 N/A N/A ONS
% change year-on-year 42689 43692 41593 42597 Source Download
Productivity Whole Economy 99.4 100.9 ONS
Productivity Per Worker 99.4 100.9 ONS
Unit Labour Cost Per Worker 96 103.5 ONS

Assets (Bank of England)

% change year-on-year Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Source Download
UK mortgage approvals y/y -18.4 -14.7 -23 -23.4 Bank of England
UK mortgage approvals m/m -39.2 -10.6 -46.9 1.8 Bank of England
UK mortgage approvals (thousands) 70.3 69.6 66.1 66.2 Bank of England

Credit (ONS)

% change year-on-year 42689 43692 41593 42597 Source Download
Household savings ratio (%) 5.5 6.2 ONS
Total debt to income ratio 136.7 133.2 ONS
% change year-on-year Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Source Download
Secured Lending 3.8 4.5 4 4.7 Bank of England
Net unsecured borrowing 4.5 5.1 5.7 5.7 Bank of England
Source: Where ONS is noted as a source, this is licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0.