UK Business Activity
|Index of Production||102.3||Aug 2015||+0.99 %|
|Index of Production (Change)||1.0||Aug 2015|
|Retail Sales Index||111.4||Dec 2015||-1.33 %|
|Retail Sales Index (Annual Change)||3.9||Jan 2016|
|Retail Sales Index (Monthly Change)||1.4||Jan 2016|
Business Activity indicators vary country by country, but in general are designed to show monthly trends in national business activity. Indicators common to many countries include retail sales (monthly reports tracking the level of consumer spending) and industrial production (reports showing total value of output for factories, mines, utilities, and so on). These indicators are calculated differently by each country, so cannot be used to compare country to country.