The Expenditure Index

The Visa Europe Expenditure Index provides a uniquely comprehensive and timely insight into the health of consumer spending in the UK.  Tracking actual spend on all Visa debit, credit and prepaid cards, this data is adjusted by Markit to allow for Visa card issuance, consumer payment preferences and inflation. 



Download the new UK Expenditure Index for March 2014

Highlights:

  • Household spending increased year-on-year (+0.7%), following a slight increase in February (+0.3%)
  • Solid growth in month-on-month spending (+1.6%), following a marginal contraction in February (-0.3%)
  • Online spending increases again (+4.0%), although spending through Mail/Telephone Order categories fell (-2.2%)
  • Strong growth in Clothing & Footwear (+5.4%), Household Goods (+5.2%) and Hotels & Restaurants (+10.2%) despite monthly contractions in three other categories


Previous Expenditure Index Reports:

UK Expenditure Index February 2014 (PDF 0.5MB)

UK Expenditure Index January 2014 (PDF 0.5MB)

UK Expenditure Index December 2013 (PDF 0.5MB)

UK Expenditure Index November 2013 (PDF 0.5MB)

UK Expenditure Index October 2013 (PDF 0.5MB)

UK Expenditure Index September 2013 (PDF 0.5MB)

UK Expenditure Index August 2013 (PDF 0.6MB)

UK Expenditure Index July 2013 (PDF 0.6MB)

UK Expenditure Index June 2013 (PDF 0.6MB)

UK Expenditure Index May 2013 (PDF 0.6MB)

UK Expenditure Index April 2013 (PDF 0.6MB)

UK Expenditure Index March 2013 (PDF 0.6MB)



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