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In one chart: British stockpiling surges ahead of Brexit

Steve Goldstein
In one chart: British stockpiling surges ahead of Brexit

There’s a notion that once, or if, Britain reaches an agreement to leave the European Union, the economy will see an immediate spike as companies and households finally make purchases they’ve postponed due to uncertainty. Brexit has since been postponed to at least April 12. It quantifies what many had assumed, that fear of disruption of supplies would cause companies to build inventories.