Retail Sales m/m show the changes in the value of retail goods sold in the UK for the given month compared to the previous one. The calculation uses season-adjusted data from British retailers.
The indicator is used in forecasting, budgeting and in the development of the UK financial and economic policy. The retail sales growth can affect the British pound quotes positively.
The chart of the entire available history of the "United Kingdom Retail Sales m/m" macroeconomic indicator. The dashed line shows the forecast values of the economic indicator for the specified dates.
A significant deviation of a real value from a forecast one may cause a short-term strengthening or weakening of a national currency in the Forex market. The threshold values of the indicators signaling the approach of the critical state of the national (local) economy occupy a special place.