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Release: Consumer Trends, Q2 2011

Released: 05 October 2011 Next edition: 22 December 2011


Gareth Clancy

Household Expenditure Branch

Telephone: 01633 455889

Categories: Economy, National Accounts, National Income, Expenditure and Output, GDP by Category of Expenditure

Frequency of release: Quarterly

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK

Survey name(s): Annual Business Survey (ABS), Living Costs and Food Survey, Monthly Business Survey - Retail Sales Inquiry, International Passenger Survey (IPS)

Contains details of Household Final Consumption Expenditure (HHFCE) for the UK. The main tables include all expenditure on goods and services by members of UK households.

Correction Notices

23 November 2011 - Correction

A small number of production errors were discovered in Consumer Trends Q2 2011, originally published on 5 October 2011. The errors (detailed below) affected time series data and excel datasets.

·   COICOP 8.3 (telephone and telefax services) - current price not seasonally adjusted data was    incorrect.

·    Foreign tourist expenditure and UK tourist expenditure abroad - these values were reversed in the published tables for current price data, chain volume measures, and implied deflators.

The error was in presentation of the low level data only, the aggregate data was not affected.  The lower level data have now been corrected.

18/11/2011 Correction

A production error was discovered in Consumer Trends, originally published on 5th October 2011. The reference year for annual implied deflators contained in the Time Series dataset was not updated. These data have now been corrected.

ONS had identified that the base year had been incorrectly labelled for a number of series relating to the implied deflators. The error was due to a technical system fault, which ONS has now corrected as at 19:00 on 23/11/2011.

The CDIDs and underlying datasets are correct, and the PDF version of Consumer Trends is not affected.

ONS apologises for any inconvenience caused. 

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