Retail Cost Base Index

The Retail Economics Retail Cost Base Index is a measure of operating costs facing retailers. The Index measures price movements across six key cost areas facing retailers including Labour Costs, Rent, Distribution and Fuel, Business Rates, Advertising and Other Central Costs and Utilities.

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Retail Cost Base Index Q1 2017

Published: April 2017


Retail Cost Base Index Q4 2016

Published: January 2017


Retail Cost Base Index Q3 2016

Published: October 2016


Retail Cost Base Index Q2 2016

Published: July 2016