ShopperTrak commentary for w/c 9th October

ShopperTrak Retail Index – UK National Weekly:
Change for week 41 (9th October 2017 – 15th October 2017): 4.1%
Change for week 41 Year-on-Year: -3.8%

ShopperTrak Retail Index – Retail Park Weekly:
Change for week 41 (9th October 2017 – 15th October 2017): -0.6%
Change for week 41 Year-on-Year: -2.3%

The ShopperTrak National Retail Index is reporting an increase Week-on-Week of 4.1% and a -3.8% Year-on-Year decrease. The weekend showed a decrease of -6.4% Year-on-Year. The Year-to-Date trend reports -2.6% compared to the previous week. Furthermore, the figure recorded is worse than last year, -2.2%.

All regions realised a Year-on-Year decrease with the Eastern region realising the highest decrease, -9.8%, followed by Northern Ireland, -7.8%. The South West & Wales region realised the lowest decrease on the year, -0.3%, followed by The West Midlands, -0.6%.

Most regions realised a week-on-week increase with the South West and Wales region realising the highest increase, 22.2%, followed by the East Midlands, 11.6%. The region to realise the lowest increase was the Eastern region, 1.3%. Northern Ireland suffered the highest decrease on the week, -8.2%, followed by the Yorkshire Humber region, -3.7%. The North East region realised the lowest decrease, -1.9%.

Within Retail Parks, the ShopperTrak Index reported a decrease of -2.3% in Year-on-Year footfall and a decrease of -0.6% on the week. The weekend showed a -5.2% Year-on-Year change.


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