Results for retail confidence


Keep an eye on retail sales data and rand
Keep an eye on retail sales data and randArticle

Retail sales are the highlight of this week's data releases and will provide a glimpse of the sector's contribution to second-quarter GDP...

Claire Bisseker 15 Aug 2016

Hardware retailers lead drop in building confidenceArticle

Hardware retailers led a fall in building confidence, a quarterly poll by Stellenbosch University's Bureau for Economic Research (BER) reported on Thursday...

Robert Laing 9 Jun 2016

EY/BER research indicates increase in retail confidence
EY/BER research indicates increase in retail confidenceArticle

The latest results from Ernst & Young/Bureau for Economic Research (EY/BER) Retail Survey points to a modest recovery in volume growth during the third quarter.

25 Sep 2014

Retail sales slow as wary consumers take coverArticle

Retail sales rose more slowly than expected in October, official data showed yesterday, suggesting consumers may be wary of spending as the year draws to a close.

8 Dec 2011

Retail confidence still restrainedArticle

The percentage of retailers reporting that they are satisfied with prevailing business conditions increased by only one point to 48 during 2011 Q3, after slumping from 58 to 47 during 2011 Q2. This is despite the results from the latest Bureau for Economic Research (BER) / Ernst & Young Retail survey that suggest that retail sales growth remained solid during the third quarter of 2011 and that the overall profitability of retailers improved.

21 Sep 2011

Retail sales exceed forecastsArticle

Retail sales accelerated at the fastest pace in more than two years in May, above expectations and boosting hopes of a stronger recovery in consumer spending, the economy's main engine.

Mariam Isa 15 Jul 2010

Car retail confidence up for second quarterArticle

The confidence level in the retail vehicle market has risen for the second successive quarter, providing the latest confirmation that new car sales have bottomed out.

Artwell Dlamini 12 Nov 2009

Retail volumes continue to declineArticle

Despite the record majority of respondents to the Bureau for Economic Research's retail trade survey reporting lower sales volumes, confidence in both the retail and wholesale sectors remained under pressure with wholesale confidence increasing from 31 to 36 index points and retail confidence dropping from 52 to 47 index points.

15 Jul 2009

Non-durables boost retail confidence indexArticle

With the contraction in sales figures across almost all sectors of the market, the Q1 2009 results of the Bureau for Economic Research shows a slight increase in retail business confidence in the quarter, said Derek Engelbrecht, retail and consumer products sector leader at Ernst & Young, on Tuesday 7 April 2009.

8 Apr 2009

Still signs of life in retail salesArticle

Retail sales improved unexpectedly in February, rising at their fastest pace in eight months and suggesting that concern over slower consumer spending may be overdone.

Mariam Isa, Economics Editor 17 Apr 2008

Retail sales likely to show dropArticle

Rising interest rates, soaring inflation and waning growth in disposable income have all conspired to take a mounting toll on household demand.

Mariam Isa, Economics Editor 14 Apr 2008

Retail sector 'could slide into recession'Article

The retail sector is in trouble, with consumer confidence at its lowest in years and consumers facing higher living costs on almost every front.

Mariam Isa, Economics Editor 19 Mar 2008

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