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CBI Distributive Trades Realized

CBI Distributive Trades Realized

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Distributive Trades Realized Survey measures the health of the retail sector by asking executives if their firm experienced an increase or decrease in sales compared to a year ago. A positive number indicates that more retailers reported an increase. A rising trend has a positive effect on the nation's currency because Retail Sales make up a large portion of consumer spending, which is a major driver of the economy.