Consumer trends, UK: Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2016

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  • In Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2016, household spending (adjusted for inflation) grew by 0.7% (£2.0 billion) compared with Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2016.
  • The main contribution to growth can be seen in “Housing”, this has increased by 1.3% compared with Quarter 3 2016.
  • Household spending in volume terms increased to £277.1 billion in Quarter 4 2007 before falling to £260.1 billion in Quarter 2 2009; following falls in 2010 and 2011, it increased to £294.8 billion in Quarter 4 2016, the highest volume spending since the start of the series, in each quarter since Quarter 3 2014, volume spending has exceeded the previous high in Quarter 4 2007.
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