CBI Realized Sales

AAA

DEFINITION of 'CBI Realized Sales'

An accurate early indicator of monthly retail sales in the U.K. CBI realized sales was first introduced in 1983 by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and is based on the CBI's Distributive Trades Survey (DTS), which covers 20,000 outlets of firms responsible for a large component of the of retail sector.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'CBI Realized Sales'

The CBI realized sales number is reported as a balance figure, and is based on the difference in the percentage of U.K. retailers reporting an increase in retail sales and those reporting a decrease. An increasing positive balance figure indicates strong retail sales and by extension, a robust economy.

The DTS Survey asks U.K. retailers specific questions about how their sales and orders for the current month and expectations for the next month compare with a year earlier. The results are grouped into different retail categories, ranging from grocers to recreational goods.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Foot Traffic

    The presence and movement of people walking around in a particular ...
  2. Same-Store Sales

    A statistic used in retail industry analysis that compares the ...
  3. Economic Indicator

    A piece of economic data, usually of macroeconomic scale, that ...
  4. Retail Sales

    An aggregated measure of the sales of retail goods over a stated ...
  5. Chain Store Sales

    An indicator that provides information on the monthly sales volumes ...
  6. Lion economies

    A nickname given to Africa's growing economies.
Related Articles
  1. The Fundamentals Of Forex Fundamentals
    Forex Education

    The Fundamentals Of Forex Fundamentals

  2. Consumer Spending As A Market Indicator
    Markets

    Consumer Spending As A Market Indicator

  3. Ebola's Economic Impacts on Liberia, ...
    Economics

    Ebola's Economic Impacts on Liberia, ...

  4. 3 Ways To Cheat Government Assistance ...
    Economics

    3 Ways To Cheat Government Assistance ...

comments powered by Disqus
Hot Definitions
  1. Due Diligence - DD

    1. An investigation or audit of a potential investment. Due diligence serves to confirm all material facts in regards to ...
  2. Certificate Of Deposit - CD

    A savings certificate entitling the bearer to receive interest. A CD bears a maturity date, a specified fixed interest rate ...
  3. Days Sales Of Inventory - DSI

    A financial measure of a company's performance that gives investors an idea of how long it takes a company to turn its inventory ...
  4. Accounts Payable - AP

    An accounting entry that represents an entity's obligation to pay off a short-term debt to its creditors. The accounts payable ...
  5. Ratio Analysis

    Quantitative analysis of information contained in a company’s financial statements. Ratio analysis is based on line items ...
  6. Days Payable Outstanding - DPO

    A company's average payable period. Calculated as: ending accounts payable / (cost of sales/number of days).
Trading Center