Agents' summary of business conditions - 2018 Q2

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 28 June 2018

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.

PDFAgents' summary of business conditions and results from the Decision Maker Panel - 2018 Q2

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