The index measures all products sold by retailers based on samples of retail stores of various types and sizes in the UK. It is an important indicator of consumer spending, which correlates with consumer confidence and reflects the pace of economic development in the country. Values above the expected ones strengthen the GBP, and values below the expected ones affect the national currency negatively. The index is expected to increase from –0.9% MoM to 0.2% MoM and from 3.0% YoY to 3.4% YoY. The Core index (excluding car and fuel sales) will also grow from –1.3% MoM to 0.2% MoM and from 2.6% YoY to 3.0% YoY.