This publication includes a summary of economic reports compiled by the Bank of England’s Agents between late March and late May 2018. It generally makes comparisons with activity and prices a year earlier.
This publication also includes a summary of information gathered by the Bank’s recently established Decision Maker Panel Survey.
- Retail sales growth had ticked up over the past month, boosted by stronger sales of seasonal clothing and footwear; growth in consumer services had slowed.
- Growth in domestic manufacturing output had edged up; growth in export output had eased slightly but remained robust.