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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week’s report, four weeks into eased restrictions in the UK, spend was up 24% YoY and up 5% versus 2019. In Germany, as lockdown continues, spend was up 8% YoY this week and down 3% versus 2019 – an improvement on the double digit declines seen over the last five weeks.

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 03 - 09 May

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week’s report, UK spend was up 5% vs 2019 levels, in line with the average over the last five weeks. Germany spend has been down single digits vs 2019 (-5% this week) over the last two weeks, which is an improvement on the double digit declines over the prior five weeks.

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 10 - 16 May

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week’s report, Germany spend was above 2019 levels for the first time in eight weeks, up 3%, continuing the improved spend trend seen over the last three weeks. UK spend was up 4% vs 2019 levels, in line with the average over the last six weeks.

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 17 - 23 May

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week’s report, UK spend was up 8% vs 2019, led by further improvements in Transport and Entertainment & Leisure spend. In Germany, spend was flat vs 2019 this week, reflecting the continued improvement seen over the last two weeks as restrictions eased in many regions.

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 24 - 30 May

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week’s report, UK spend was up 6% vs 2019 , above 2019 for the eighth consecutive week, led by improvements in Recreation and Entertainment & Leisure spend categories. In Germany, spend was up 17% YoY this week for the ninth consecutive week, but down 2% vs 2019.

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 31 May - 06 June

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week’s report, we see continued economic recovery, with Germany spend growth up 17% YoY this week, and up 4% vs 2019. UK spend was up 19% YoY this week, and up 8% vs 2019, above 2019 for the ninth consecutive week.

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 07 - 13 June

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week’s report, UK spend was up 7% vs 2019 this week, the tenth consecutive week of single digit growth.​ Germany spend was down 1% vs 2019, broadly in line with the average over the last month.

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 14 - 20 June

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week’s report, UK spend was up 5% vs 2019, the eleventh consecutive week of growth. However the overall growth rate has slowed and High Street spend is now 16% lower than in 2019. Germany spend was up 12% vs 2019, after a period of low or no growth over the last month.

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 21 - 27 June

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this weeks report, UK spend was up 5% vs 2019 this week, the twelfth consecutive week of growth. Germany spend was down 5% vs 2019, in line with the trend over the last 5 weeks but below last week’s double digit growth. 

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 28 June - 4 July

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this weeks report, UK Spend was up 7% vs 2019 this week, continuing the trend of growth vs 2019 over the last 3 months. Germany spend was up 4% vs 2019, after a negative week last week.​

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 5 - 11 July

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this weeks report, UK spend was up 3% vs 2019, slightly lower than prior weeks. Germany spend was down 3% vs 2019 this week, below the 28 day average of 2%. UK Regional spend is above 2019 and 2020 levels across all UK regions.

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 12 - 18 July

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week's report, UK spend was up 7% vs 2019, an improvement on the 3% growth the week before. Germany spend was up 5% vs 2019, relative to 2019 levels. UK High Street spend is lower than in 2019 in all UK regions except for Northern Ireland.

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 19 - 25 July

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week's report, UK spend was up 6% vs 2019, and growth continues to be driven by Travel, Transport and Hospitality spend. Germany spend was up 8% vs 2019, up 5% from the week before. UK High Street spend continues to track below 2019, while in Germany High Street spend has recovered and is now at 2019 levels

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 26 July - 1 Aug

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week’s report, spend was up 7% in the UK and 5% in Germany, versus 2019 levels. In the UK, Airline spend shows strong signs of a recovery, and is now only 13% lower than in 2019. In Germany, grocery spend declined for the first time in 9 weeks, down 5% due to lower transaction volumes.

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 04 Oct - 10 Oct

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week's report, UK spend was up 7% vs 2019 and has been growing each week since April. Germany spend was up 5% vs 2019, the third consecutive week of growth versus 2019. Despite restaurants re-opening, Food Delivery spend growth continues to be robust in both the UK and Germany.

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 2 - 8 Aug

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week's report, UK spend was up 6% vs 2019, continuing a trend of single-digit growth first observed in April​. Germany spend was up 7% vs 2019, and the rate of growth has stabilised over the last month. Grocery spend remains higher than in 2019 in both the UK and Germany, but the rate of growth is decreasing.

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 9 - 15 Aug

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week's report, UK spend was up 5% vs 2019, maintaining the single-digit growth seen since April​. Germany spend was up 8% vs 2019, continuing its upward trend. High Street spending in Germany recovered to 2% growth versus 2019, but the sector continues to decline in the UK, with spend down 7% against 2019 levels​.

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 16 - 22 Aug

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week's report, UK spend was up 10% vs 2019, compared to a 4-week average of 7%. Germany spend was up 13% vs 2019, climbing for the third consecutive week. Food Delivery spend is still approximately a third higher than it was this time last year in both the UK and Germany.

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 23 - 29 Aug

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week's report, UK spend was up 6% vs 2019, in line with the general growth trend observed since April. Germany spend was down 2% vs 2019, the first negative growth for 7 weeks. Restaurant spend growth is buoyant in both the UK and Germany, with continued signs of an upturn in UK spend and sustained growth in Germany.

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 30 Aug - 5 Sep

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week's report, UK spend was up 8% vs 2019, maintaining the general growth trend first observed in April. Germany spend was up 5% vs 2019, recovering from last week's decline. Consumers continue to spend more on Grocery before the pandemic, with spend remaining above 2019.

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 6 - 12 Sep

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week's report, UK spend was up 6% vs 2019, marking five straight months of single digit growth. Germany spend was up 3% vs 2019, overall spend has slowed since peaking in August. Food Delivery spend growth remains high despite restaurant re-openings, and the sector is now over double the size it was in 2019 in both the UK and Germany.

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 13 - 19 Sep

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week's report, UK spend was up 9% vs 2019, and growth is slightly above the recent trend due to the increase in fuel spending. Germany spend was up 7% vs 2019, with spend broadly in line with last week. Online and High Street retail spend is continuing to trend lower across the UK, while in Germany spend bounced back this week following a period of declines​.

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 20 - 26 Sep

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week’s report, UK spend was up 6% vs 2019, and declined on last week as fuel spending returned to normal. In Germany, spend was down 3% vs 2019 this week, down by -7% on last week’s spend. This decrease in spending was broadly based and encompassed sectors such as Clothing & Apparel and Restaurants.

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 27 Sep - 03 Oct

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week’s report, spend in the UK and Germany was up 8% and 12% respectively, vs 2019 levels. This week, the report includes a deep-dive into High Street spending, which continues to track below 2019 levels in the UK. In Germany, spend in this sector has just recovered to pre-pandemic levels.

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 18 Oct - 24 Oct

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week’s report, spend was up 7% in the UK vs 2019, and the hospitality sector remains buoyant, with robust growth in Restaurant and Food Delivery sector spend. In Germany, spend is now close to or above 2019 levels across Travel, Fuel, and Online & High Street Retail sectors.

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 11 Oct - 17 Oct

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week’s report, spend was up 8% in both the UK and Germany versus 2019.
In the UK, Hardware Store & Garden Centre spend continues to be lower than it was in 2020, driven by a double-digit decline in transaction volumes. In Germany, Travel & Tourism spend is back to pre-pandemic levels and Transport spend is recovering quickly.

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 25 Oct - 31 Oct

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week’s report, spend was up 9% in the UK and 1% in Germany versus 2019. In the UK, online spend share was down in October and has tracked lower since pandemic restrictions have eased. UK High St and Clothing & Apparel spend showed an improvement this week ahead of the holiday season, while German spending highlighted a decline across both categories.

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 1 Nov - 7 Nov

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Consumer and SME Economy report

In this week’s report, spend was up 12% in the UK and 6% in Germany versus 2019. In the UK, the Restaurant sector continues to benefit from substantial volume growth. In Germany, overall spend increased despite rising Covid cases and state-level restrictions, but growth declined across Restaurants, Entertainment & Leisure, Transport and Travel. 

UK and Germany Spend Insight Report 8 Nov - 14 Nov