Economic commentary

Quarterly Bulletin 1983 Q1
Published on 01 March 1983

This commentary discusses a number of themes of topical interest. They are:

  • The world economy-still subdued, though prospects look brighter.
  • UK prices, affected by domestic costs and profit margins, and import prices (in turn influenced by movements in the exchange rate).
  • Personal income, spending and saving-the point of interest being a large decline in the saving ratio, to which the fall in inflation has contributed.
  • Other elements of demand, and output which so far has only partly responded to the revival of spending.
  • External trade and competitiveness following the decline in sterling.
  • Company profitability and finance, on which many of these factors bear.

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