Agents' Summary of Business Conditions - January 2006

We regularly publish a summary of reports compiled by our twelve regional Agents following discussions with at least 700 businesses across the UK every reporting period.
Published on 23 January 2006
  • Consumer spending growth picked up.
  • Activity continued to improve in the housing market; prices were flat.
  • Export growth rose.
  • Investment intentions were unchanged.
  • Domestic manufacturing sales stabilised.
  • Construction output growth remained steady.
  • Growth in professional and financial services remained strong; consumer services growth was more subdued.
  • The state of the labour market was unchanged, as were capacity pressures.
  • There was little sign of any upward pressure on pay.
  • Overall, input price inflation fell.
  • Consumer price inflation edged higher; discounting in the January ‘sales’ may be less marked than usual.

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