Friday, April 21, 2017

ONS releases - Retail Sales in Great Britain, Personal well-being in the UK, Overseas travel and tourism, What is the value of our environment? And your views on the future of infant mortality statistics needed


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21 April 2017

Business, industry and trade

Retail Sales in Great Britain: Mar 2017

The 3 months to March shows a decrease of 1.4%; the third consecutive decrease for the underlying 3 month on 3 month pattern.

Looking at the quarterly movement, the 3 months to March 2017 (Quarter 1) is the first quarterly decline since 2013 (Quarter 4).

In March 2017, the quantity bought in the retail industry is estimated to have increased by 1.7% compared with March 2016 and decreased by 1.8% compared with February 2017; decreases are seen across the four main store types.

People, population and community

Personal well-being in the UK: Jan to Dec 2016

No change in personal well-being ratings for the UK overall between years ending December 2015 and 2016.

Anxiety ratings increased slightly in England but fell in Northern Ireland between years ending December 2015 and 2016.

Overseas travel and tourism, monthly provisional results: Feb 2017

Overseas residents made 2.3 million visits to the UK in February 2017, the same as in February 2016.

UK residents made 4.2 million visits abroad in February 2017; this has decreased by 2% when compared with February 2016.

Overseas residents spent £1.2 billion on their visits to the UK in February 2017; this is an increase of 6% when compared with February 2016.

What is the value of our environment?

                Nature provides services that make human life possible. How do we measure these services? Our latest SlideShare looks at measuring environmental services in official statistics.

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Earth Day and Natural Capital Accounts - empower with knowledge

                What are Natural Capital Accounts and why do we need to value nature through official statistics? To mark Earth Day, ONS Economic Advisor Emily Connors discusses why ONS and Defra are together developing Natural Capital Accounts.

Have your say on the future of infant mortality statistics

ONS publishes annual infant mortality statistics for England and Wales in a number of key outputs. We're conducting a review of these outputs to ensure they are coherent and continue to meet user requirements. We're proposing to streamline the number of key outputs and would really value your thoughts in our consultation. Consultation closes 29 June.

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