Argentina's retail trade increased by 16.6 percent year-on-year in October 2018, following a 17.2 percent advance in the previous month. It is the lowest gain in retail sales since August 2017 and the fourth consecutive real-terms decline (-18.6 percent in October). Sales rose at a softer pace for: sports accessories & clothing (25.7 percent vs 29.3 percent); furnishings, decoration and textiles for home (14.7 percent vs 28.0percent) and toys (16.1 percent vs 32.0 percent). In addition, electronics & appliance sales declined a sharp 18.0 percent after falling 4.3 percent in the previous month. In contrast, clothing & footwear advanced at a faster rate of 22.5 percent, compared to 16.6 percent in September. Retail Sales YoY in Argentina averaged 21.48 percent from 1998 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 72.20 percent in January of 2003 and a record low of -40.30 percent in January of 2002.

Retail Sales YoY in Argentina is expected to be 17.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Retail Sales YoY in Argentina to stand at 5.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Argentina Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 15.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-24 08:00 PM Retail Sales YoY 21.3% 31.2% 33%
2018-10-24 10:00 PM Retail Sales YoY 23.2% 23.2% 20.7%
2018-11-26 09:00 PM Retail Sales YoY 17.2% 23.2% 19.1%
2018-12-20 08:00 PM Retail Sales YoY 16.6% 17.2% 17.5%
2019-01-23 08:00 PM Retail Sales YoY 16.6% 16.1%
2019-02-25 08:00 PM Retail Sales YoY 17%
2019-03-25 08:00 PM Retail Sales YoY


Argentina Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 36.00 32.10 60.97 28.44 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 25.90 60.30 60.30 -44.76 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 16.60 17.20 72.20 -40.30 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 503155.00 583269.00 583269.00 293850.00 ARS Million [+]
Households Debt To GDP 7.40 7.30 7.40 2.50 percent of GDP [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.99 0.98 1.46 0.60 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions 30.10 28.47 56.81 23.24 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations 54.85 55.61 73.73 42.54 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations 45.11 45.31 67.70 28.31 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations 28.69 26.22 56.94 7.74 [+]


Argentina Retail Sales YoY

In Argentina, retail sales measure the annual change in the value of retail sales in shopping malls in the greater Buenos Aires area. This page provides the latest reported value for - Argentina Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Argentina Retail Sales YoY - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
16.60 17.20 72.20 -40.30 1998 - 2018 percent Monthly
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