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Consumer spending up 4.0 per cent in March

Mon Apr 13 00:01:00 EDT 2015

Barclaycard’s monthly data shows spend growth increased 4.0 per cent in March, marking the sixth time in the last seven months that growth met or exceeded the 4 per cent level.

Y/Y Spend growth by category

Overall

Online

In-store

Clothing

2.1%

11.7%

–1.1%

     Family Clothing

1.5%

7.4%

–0.4%

     Shoe Shops

–0.9%

12.4%

–4.3%

     Women’s Clothing

3.7%

21.7%

–2.9%

     Men’s Clothing

4.7%

22.1%

–1.4%

Restaurants

17.5%

51.4%

15.7%

Books, Newspapers & Magazines

6.6%

12.2%

–4.2%

Auto Parts & Accessories

–4.4%

6.1%

–6.9%

Cinema, Theatre & Dance

1.3%

7.5%

–9.8%

Public Houses

3.4%

1.8%

3.4%

Department Stores

3.1%

16.9%

0.5%

DIY Stores

1.4%

1.2%

1.4%

Travel Agents

7.6%

20.4%

–2.0%

Airlines

5.0%

12.1%

–18.0%

Supermarkets

1.4%

14.2%

0.7%

Petrol

–12.4%

–12.4%

Gambling

5.3%

–36.0%

73.3%

Overall

4.0%

13.7%

1.4%

Average Transaction Value

Overall

–3.9%

Clothing

–0.2%

Airlines

–5.6%

Restaurants

–5.1%

Supermarkets

–5.7%

Petrol

–9.5%

Online share of spend

Clothing

27.9%

Travel Agents

48.3%

Growth in number of transactions

Overall

8.2%

Clothing

2.4%

Airlines

11.2%

Restaurants

23.8%

Supermarkets

7.5%

Petrol

–3.2%

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