Argentina's retail trade increased by 23.2 percent year-on-year in August 2018, following an upwardly revised and identical 23.2 percent advance in the prior month. Sales rose at a faster pace for: clothing & footwear (24.9 percent vs 23.8 percent in July); food (23.3 percent vs 21.3 percent); recreation and culture (16.5 percent vs 3.3 percent), and furnishings, decoration and textiles for home (24.5 percent vs 13.9 percent). In contrast, sales advanced at a softer pace for electronics & appliances (3.4 percent vs 3.5 percent); toys (27.2 percent vs 41.4 percent), and sports accessories & clothing (32.5 percent vs 40.1 percent). In real terms, retail sales fell 2.6 percent, declining for the second straight month. Retail Sales YoY in Argentina averaged 21.52 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-21 08:00 PM Retail Sales YoY 31.2% 31.9% 17%
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%
2018-11-21 08:00 PM Retail Sales YoY 23.2% 19.1%
2018-12-20 08:00 PM Retail Sales YoY 17.5%


Argentina Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 32.60 33.70 60.97 28.44 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 25.90 60.30 60.30 -44.76 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 23.20 23.20 72.20 -40.30 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 581505.00 550328.00 581505.00 293850.00 ARS Million [+]
Households Debt To GDP 7.30 7.00 7.30 2.50 percent of GDP [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.02 0.84 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
23.20 23.20 72.20 -40.30 1998 - 2018 percent Monthly
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