Retail sales in Bulgaria rose 12 percent year-on-year in August of 2021, easing from a 20.2 percent increase in the previous month. It was the fourth straight month of slowing retail activity growth. Sales rose at a softer pace for food, beverages & tobacco (10.5 percent vs 21 percent in July) and non-food products (14.2 percent vs 21.8 percent), namely housed appliances (10.9 percent vs 15.4 percent), computer & software sales (9 percent vs 24 percent), and automotive fuel (8.5 percent vs 14.5 percent). Also, sales fell further for clothing, footwear & leather goods (-6.2 percent vs -2.7 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales fell 1.1 percent, from a downwardly revised 1.2 percent decrease in June. source: National Statistical Institute, Bulgaria

Retail Sales YoY in Bulgaria averaged 6.39 percent from 2001 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 25.90 percent in April of 2021 and a record low of -20.60 percent in May of 2020. This page provides - Bulgaria Retail Sales YoY - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Bulgaria Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Retail Sales YoY in Bulgaria is expected to be 6.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Bulgaria Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 6.00 percent in 2022 and 4.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Bulgaria Retail Sales YoY


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-09-10 08:00 AM Jul 20.2% 22.7% 20.3%
2021-10-08 08:00 AM Aug 12% 20.2% 16%
2021-11-10 09:00 AM Sep 12%


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Bulgaria Retail Trade Growth Eases Further in August
Retail sales in Bulgaria rose 12 percent year-on-year in August of 2021, easing from a 20.2 percent increase in the previous month. It was the fourth straight month of slowing retail activity growth. Sales rose at a softer pace for food, beverages & tobacco (10.5 percent vs 21 percent in July) and non-food products (14.2 percent vs 21.8 percent), namely housed appliances (10.9 percent vs 15.4 percent), computer & software sales (9 percent vs 24 percent), and automotive fuel (8.5 percent vs 14.5 percent). Also, sales fell further for clothing, footwear & leather goods (-6.2 percent vs -2.7 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales fell 1.1 percent, from a downwardly revised 1.2 percent decrease in June.
2021-10-08
Bulgaria Retail Trade Growth Eases For 3rd Month
Retail sales in Bulgaria rose 20.2 percent year-on-year in July of 2021, easing from a 22.7 percent increase in the previous month. It was the third straight month of slowing retail activity. Sales rose at a slower pace for non-food products (21.8 percent vs 29.3 percent in June), mainly computers, software and telecommunications equipment (24.3 percent vs 37.5 percent); household appliances (15.4 percent vs 19.2 percent); mail order houses or via internet (15.9 percent vs 22.3 percent) and automotive fuel in specialized stores (14.5 percent vs 15.9 percent) and sales fell for textiles, clothing, footwear, and leather goods (-2.7 percent vs 10.5 percent). Meanwhile sales advanced faster for food, beverages and tobacco (21 percent vs 16.7 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales edged up 1 percent, easing from a downwardly revised 1.4 percent increase in June.
2021-09-10
Bulgaria Retail Trade Growth Continues to Ease in June
Retail sales in Bulgaria rose 22.7 percent year-on-year in June of 2021, easing from a 23.9 percent increase in the previous month. Sales slowed for non-food products (29.3 percent vs 32.0 percent in May), mainly for textile, clothing & footwear (10.5 percent vs 117.4 percent) and automotive fuel in specialised stores (15.9 percent vs 26.9 percent). On the other hand, sales advanced for food, beverages & tobacco (16.7 percent vs 13.1 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail trade edged up 1.5 percent, followed by an upwardly revised 1.6 percent rise in the prior month.
2021-08-10

Bulgaria Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Consumer Confidence -27.40 points Sep/21 -30.90 -17.70 -54.00
Retail Sales MoM -1.10 percent Aug/21 -1.20 12.10 -18.20
Retail Sales YoY 12.00 percent Aug/21 20.20 25.90 -20.60
Consumer Spending 18745.40 BGN Million Jun/21 17443.48 21088.40 6853.21


Bulgaria Retail Sales YoY
In Bulgaria, the year-over-year change in Retail sales compares the aggregated sales of retail goods and services during a certain month to the same month a year ago.