Retail Sales Christmas box
Cheer up, you lot: if we’re to believe the economists over at … what? What’s so funny? … oh, yes, we see … ohohohoho …. hah hah hah … oh my goodness … “believe economists!” … ahahahaha … anyway, the economists at BER reckon that sales growth for this final quarter of the year, we have no choice but to call 2013, is up just a smidge from the same quarter of last year, when things slumped to just 2.3% growth year on year. This means that the tills could ring with a note of slightly more merriness than you were expecting, apparently, helped along by the slight decline in unemployment from an official 25.6% to 24.7% in the third quarter, and a marginal reduction in the price of fuel.
Comment: Alternatively, say the economists, sales will definitely decline, or increase dramatically.