Euro Area Retail Sales MoM  1995-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Eurozone's retail sales edged up 0.1 percent month-over-month in April 2017, following a downwardly revised 0.2 percent gain in March and missing market expectations of a 0.2 percent increase. Sales of food, drinks and tobacco rebounded 0.6 percent (from -0.1 percent in March) while those of non-food products dropped 0.4 percent (from 0.8 percent), dragged by textiles, clothing and footwear (-1.4 percent from -0.8 percent). Also, sales of automotive fuel dropped 0.8 percent after showing no growth in March. Among Member States for which data is available, sales rose in Spain (0.6 percent) and Ireland (0.2 percent), but fell in Germany (-0.2 percent) and France (-0.1 percent). Retail Sales MoM in the Euro Area averaged 0.09 percent from 1995 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 1.80 percent in January of 1998 and a record low of -1.90 percent in May of 2011.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-04 09:00 AM Feb 0.7% 0.1% 0.5% 0.3%
2017-05-04 09:00 AM Mar 0.3% 0.5% 0.1% -0.2%
2017-06-06 09:00 AM Apr 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
2017-07-05 09:00 AM May 0.1% 0.3%
2017-08-03 09:00 AM Jun 0.22%
2017-09-05 09:00 AM Jul 0.19%




Euro Area Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -1.30 -3.30 2.20 -34.60 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.10 0.20 1.80 -1.90 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.50 2.50 5.00 -4.50 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1394.61 1389.90 1394.61 1047.38 EUR Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1674881.00 1666007.00 1674881.00 1072012.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 11.98 12.33 14.57 11.98 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 13010106.60 12993803.10 13354186.10 4998832.00 EUR Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.25 2.25 6.52 2.25 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 111.10 109.20 119.00 68.10 [+]
Consumer Credit 635221.45 629715.08 648985.71 359891.93 EUR Million [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 58.60 58.70 63.90 46.00 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 93.55 94.03 97.78 71.02 percent [+]


Euro Area Retail Sales MoM Notes

In the Euro Area, retail sales show the evolution of the total amount of goods sold. Among them, food drinks and tobacco account for the highest share (39.3 percent); followed by electrical goods and furniture (12.0 percent share); computer equipment books and other (11.4 percent share); pharmaceutical and medical goods (9.9 percent share); textiles, clothing, footwear (9.2 percent share); auto fuel (9.1 percent share); other non-food products (6.0 percent share) and mail orders and internet (2.9 percent share). Among countries, Germany has the highest weight (25.9 percent), followed by France (21.7 percent), Italy (16.1 percent) and Spain (11.4 percent). Others are Netherlands (5.2 percent); Belgium (4.3 percent); Greece (3.0 percent); Austria (2.8 percent); Portugal (2.4 percent); Finland (1.8 percent); Ireland (1.7 percent); Luxembourg and Slovakia (0.8 percent each); Slovenia (0.6 percent); Lithuania (0.4 percent); Latvia and Cyprus (0.3 percent); Estonia (0.2 percent) and Malta (0.1 percent). This page provides the latest reported value for - Euro Area Retail Sales MoM - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Retail Sales MoM - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.10 0.20 1.80 -1.90 1995 - 2017 percent Monthly
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