Passion for leisure

A view of the UK leisure consumer – Q2 2019

Consumers continue to be resilient despite political and economic uncertainty. Regardless of a fall in consumer confidence and against some tough comparators a year ago, reported leisure expenditure is up or flat in the majority of categories. The question now is: How much longer can they continue to shoulder the burden of powering the economy?

Key findings

Q2 2019 at a glance

  • Despite consumer confidence being down four points compared to a year ago leisure spending grew by one percentage point in Q2 of 2019
  • Compared to Q1 2019 net spending was up or stable in eight out of 11 leisure categories
  • Year-on-year net spending was up in seven leisure categories
  • In the third quarter consumers plan to keep spending more in five leisure categories with drinking in pubs and bars and attending live sports events ranking the highest on the list  

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