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Release: Consumer Trends, The Impact of the Recession on Household Spending

Released: 21 February 2012


Peter Gittins and Simon Luke

Household Expenditure, Household and Labour Market Division

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 456079

Categories: People and Places, Housing and Households, Households, Household Income and Expenditure, Economy, National Accounts, National Income, Expenditure and Output, GDP by Category of Expenditure

Frequency of release: Quarterly

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK

Survey name(s): Annual Business Survey (ABS), Living Costs and Food Survey, Monthly Business Survey - Retail Sales Inquiry, International Passenger Survey (IPS)

This article examines how the nature of household spending has changed since 2005. In particular, it analyses the impact of the recession on the purchase of essential and non-essential goods and services.

Content from the Office for National Statistics.
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