British Shop Prices Decline in June, Could Decline Further as Brexit Deadline Approaches: BRC - Forex News by FX Leaders
Shop prices decline in Britain

British Shop Prices Decline in June, Could Decline Further as Brexit Deadline Approaches: BRC

Posted Wednesday, July 3, 2019 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

According to a survey by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), shop prices in Britain declined for the first time since October 2018, falling by 0.1% YoY in June 2019. In comparison, this figure had increased 0.8% YoY during May.

Even though food inflation held steady during this period, this figure fell lower driven by non-food prices. Even though Brexit uncertainties reign in the markets, inflation is holding steady at a moderate level. In addition, wage growth has also continued to support household spending.

The BRC has cautioned that shop prices could fall further as the deadline for Brexit approaches. Given that the deadline for Brexit falls close to the holiday period, retailers and consumers can potentially face disruptions during the busiest period of the year, which would hit businesses harder.

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Arslan Butt // Index & Commodity Analyst
Arslan Butt is our Lead Commodities and Indices Analyst. Arslan is a professional market analyst and day trader. He holds an MBA in Behavioral Finance and is working towards his Ph.D. Before joining FX Leaders Arslan served as a senior analyst in a major brokerage firm. Arslan is also an experienced instructor and public speaker.
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