Retail trade in Bulgaria increased 0.6 percent from a year earlier in March of 2019, up from a 0.1 percent fall in the previous month. Retail sales rose faster for non-food products (6.4 percent from 4.9 percent in February), namely textiles, clothing, footwear and leather goods (11 percent from 7.6 percent); computers, peripheral units and software; telecommunications equipment (11.8 percent from 3 percent) and information and communication equipment; other household equipment (except textiles); cultural and recreation goods, etc. (11.2 percent from 7.4 percent). Meanwhile, retail sales of automotive fuel (12.8 percent from 13.2 percent) slowed and those of food, beverages & tobacco (-8.5 percent from -7.9 percent) fell further. Retail Sales YoY in Bulgaria averaged 7.04 percent from 2001 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 24.60 percent in March of 2007 and a record low of -12.50 percent in January of 2010.

Retail Sales YoY in Bulgaria is expected to be 4.50 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 Bulgaria to stand at 4.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bulgaria Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 2.70 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-08 09:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 3.6% 6.5% 5.5%
2019-03-08 09:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 3.2% 2.9% 3.9%
2019-04-09 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY -0.1% 3.2% 4.3%
2019-05-10 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 0.6% -0.1% 2.9%
2019-06-07 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 0.6%
2019-07-09 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY
2019-08-08 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 4.5%


Bulgaria Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -25.80 -25.10 -17.70 -54.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.30 -0.60 12.10 -4.60 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 0.60 -0.10 24.60 -12.50 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 22169.51 21935.36 22169.51 3.42 Million BGL [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.26 1.22 1.79 0.46 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Income 32.71 34.99 43.35 10.84 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 18768.35 16402.15 18768.35 6853.21 BGN Million [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions -23.40 -23.40 -16.30 -52.30 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations -16.90 -15.60 13.70 -39.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations -10.90 -8.40 0.30 -31.70 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations -33.20 -34.20 -29.00 -54.20 [+]
Consumer Confidence Price Trends 32.00 25.30 62.80 -0.70 [+]
Consumer Confidence Savings Expectations -63.30 -64.40 -63.30 -85.60 [+]
Consumer Confidence Unemployment Expectations 12.40 15.20 69.70 5.90 [+]


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. This page provides - Bulgaria Retail Sales YoY - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Bulgaria Retail Sales YoY - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.60 -0.10 24.60 -12.50 2001 - 2019 percent Monthly
2015=100, WDA




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