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UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 18 – 25 Sep

Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week’s report, spend in the UK was down 8% versus 2021 (YoY) and flat 0% versus 2019 (Yo3Y). Spend in Germany was up 4% YoY and up 11% Yo3Y. In the UK, YoY growth has slowed in recent weeks, particularly in sectors which experienced tailwinds during last year’s reopening period (e.g. Airlines, Travel & Tourism). In Germany, YoY growth is at the lowest levels since June. Airline spend is currently in line with last year while Food & Beverage spend growth YoY has slowed.

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UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 12 – 18 Sep

Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week’s report, spend in the UK was flat 0% versus 2021 (YoY) and up 6% versus 2019 (Yo3Y). Spend in Germany was up 13% YoY and up 16% Yo3Y. In the UK, General Merchandise is the only Retail category to be up both YoY and versus 2019 while Airlines remains the top performing spend category YoY. In Germany, spend is up across all Retail categories YoY. Electronics has bounced back while Clothing & Apparel and Electronics are the only Retail categories with spend below 2019.

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UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 05 – 11 Sep

Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week’s report, spend in the UK was down 1% versus 2021 (YoY) and up 7% versus 2019 (Yo3Y). Spend in Germany was up 11% YoY and up 17% Yo3Y. In the UK, Airline spend momentum is slowing following the summer peak. Fuel and Public Transport spend is up but High Street spend remains lower YoY despite improving activity. In Germany, the end of state-subsidised Public Transport has seen spend increase while High Street spend remains broadly in line with last year. Travel & Tourism spend is up YoY but growth rates are slowing.

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UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 29 Aug – 04 Sep

Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week’s report, spend in the UK was up 1% versus 2021 (YoY) and up 7% versus 2019 (Yo3Y). Spend in Germany was up 11% YoY and up 9% Yo3Y. In the UK, Music Streaming Services spend is significantly higher YoY. Spend on Airlines has fallen below 2019 levels while Food & Beverage and Grocery spend are in line with last year. In Germany, Food & Beverage spend has reduced while Grocery spend has improved. Music Streaming Services spend is up by over a fifth YoY and Airlines and Travel & Tourism spend has reduced.

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UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 22 – 28 Aug

Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week’s report, spend in the UK was flat 0% versus 2021 (YoY) and up 10% versus 2019 (Yo3Y). Spend in Germany was up 9% YoY and up 24% Yo3Y. In the UK, Food & Beverage and Grocery spend is tracking in line with last year while Travel spend is beginning to tail off as the summer period ends. In Germany, Food & Beverage and Fast Food spend growth remains strong, Public Transport spend has improved and Retail goods spend declines appear to be accelerating.

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UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 15 – 21 Aug

Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week’s report, spend in the UK was flat 0% versus 2021 (YoY) and up 6% versus 2019 (Yo3Y). Spend in Germany was up 9% YoY and up 13% Yo3Y. UK spend growth momentum is slowing. Retail spend is weaker YoY across all UK regions, as evidenced by Clothing & Apparel and High Street trends. In Germany, Public Transport transaction volumes are lower YoY while Clothing & Apparel spend is keeping pace with last year. Electronics leads retail category declines YoY.

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UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 08 – 14 Aug

Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week’s report, spend in the UK was up 2% versus 2021 (YoY) and up 8% versus 2019 (Yo3Y). Spend in Germany was up 7% YoY and up 15% Yo3Y. UK YoY growth has slowed, Food & Beverage spend is in line with last year and is no longer a driver of broader growth. In Germany, Food & Beverage spend continues to be a strong contributor to YoY growth, while lower online and retail spend is offsetting growth.

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