Bulgaria's retail trade edged down 0.5 percent over a year earlier in February of 2021, following a 4.4 percent fall in the previous month. It was the eleventh consecutive decline in retail activity, but the smallest since the onset of the pandemic. Sales declined less for fuel (-15.1 percent vs -21.8 percent in January) and rebounded for non-food products (4.7 percent vs -2.9 percent), while sales of food, beverages & tobacco shrank at a faster pace (-7.0 percent vs -1.5 percent). Meantime, online sales continued to surge (33.3 percent vs 23.5 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail trade advanced 3.0 percent, easing from an upwardly revised 3.4 percent jump in the prior month. source: National Statistical Institute, Bulgaria

Retail Sales YoY in Bulgaria averaged 6.05 percent from 2001 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 24.60 percent in March of 2007 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 April of 2021.

Retail Sales YoY in Bulgaria is expected to be 16.50 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 6.00 in 12 months time. 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

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.50 -4.40 24.60 -20.60 2001 - 2021 percent Monthly
2015=100, WDA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-08 09:00 AM Nov -6.4% -5.3% -6%
2021-02-10 09:00 AM Dec -12% -6.4% -4%
2021-03-10 09:00 AM Jan -3.9% -10.7% -9%
2021-04-09 08:00 AM Feb -0.5% -4.4% -1.3%
2021-05-10 08:00 AM Mar -0.5%
2021-06-10 08:00 AM Apr
2021-07-09 08:00 AM May
2021-08-10 08:00 AM Jun


News Stream
Bulgaria Retail Sales Edge Lower in February
Bulgaria's retail trade edged down 0.5 percent over a year earlier in February of 2021, following a 4.4 percent fall in the previous month. It was the eleventh consecutive decline in retail activity, but the smallest since the onset of the pandemic. Sales declined less for fuel (-15.1 percent vs -21.8 percent in January) and rebounded for non-food products (4.7 percent vs -2.9 percent), while sales of food, beverages & tobacco shrank at a faster pace (-7.0 percent vs -1.5 percent). Meantime, online sales continued to surge (33.3 percent vs 23.5 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail trade advanced 3.0 percent, easing from an upwardly revised 3.4 percent jump in the prior month.
2021-04-09
Bulgaria Retail Sales Fall at Slower Pace in January
Bulgaria's retail trade shrank 3.9 percent over a year earlier in January of 2021, following a downwardly revised 10.7 percent fall in the previous month. It was the eleventh consecutive decline in retail activity, but the smallest in the current sequence that began in March. Sales declined for non-food products (-1.9 percent vs -8.2 percent), namely textiles, clothing and footwear (-27.3 percent vs -46.1 percent) and auto fuel (-21.8 percent vs -27 percent). In contrast, sales for food, beverages and tobacco went up 2.2 percent, after a 7.6 percent fall in December. On a monthly basis, retail trade advanced 1.8 percent, after decreasing 1.3 percent in the previous month.
2021-03-10
Bulgaria Retail Sales Fall at Slower Pace in September
Bulgaria's retail trade shrank 6.7 percent over a year earlier in September of 2020, following a 12.2 percent fall in the previous month. It was the 7th consecutive decline in retail activity, but the smallest in the current sequence that began in March. Sales declined less for food, beverages & tobacco (-10.5 percent vs -17 percent in August); non-food products (-4.4 percent vs -9.4 percent) and fuel (-15.2 percent vs -18.5 percent). Meantime, online sales continued to jump (53.9 percent vs 43.1 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade advanced 2.8 percent, following an upwardly revised 4.6 percent rise in the prior month.
2020-11-09
Bulgaria Retail Sales Continue to Drop in August
Bulgaria's retail trade decreased 12.2 percent over a year earlier in August 2020, after falling 17.5 percent in the previous month. It was the sixth straight drop in retail trade, amid the coronavirus crisis. Sales continued to drop for food, beverages and tobacco (-17 percent vs -22.8 percent in July); non-food products (-5.7 percent vs -11.8 percent) and fuel (-18.5 percent vs -21.1 percent). On the other hand, on-line sales jumped 43.1 percent, following a 22.2 percent surge in the prior month. On a monthly basis, retail trade advanced 2.6 percent, after an upwardly revised 2 percent gain in July.
2020-10-09

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.