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

Retail sales in the Euro Area rose by 0.7 percent month-over-month in September 2017, following a downwardly revised 0.1 percent drop in August and beating market expectations of a 0.6 percent gain. It was the sharpest increase in retail trade since October last year, boosted by higher sales of food, drinks and tobacco (1.3 percent) and non-food products (0.5 percent), such as textiles, clothing, footwear (1.1 percent) and electrical goods and furniture (0.6 percent). By contrast, sales of automotive fuel fell for the third consecutive month (-0.4 percent). Year-on-year, retail sales went up 3.7 percent, the biggest gain since July 2015 and way above market expectations of 2.7 percent. Retail Sales MoM in the Euro Area averaged 0.10 percent from 1995 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 2.80 percent in October of 1999 and a record low of -1.90 percent in May of 2011.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-09-05 09:00 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.3% 0.6% -0.2% -0.2%
2017-10-04 09:00 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.5% -0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
2017-11-07 10:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.7% -0.1% 0.6% 0.3%
2017-12-05 10:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.7% 0.2%


Euro Area Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 0.10 -1.10 2.20 -34.60 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.70 -0.10 2.80 -1.90 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.70 2.30 6.00 -4.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1402.23 1394.83 1402.23 1045.97 EUR Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1709550.00 1693338.00 1709550.00 1072012.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 12.06 12.31 14.52 12.04 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 13012799.90 12981622.30 13354186.10 4998832.00 EUR Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.19 2.21 6.52 2.19 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 644847.14 641976.57 648985.71 359891.93 EUR Million [+]
Economic Optimism Index 114.00 113.10 119.00 68.10 [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 58.50 58.60 63.90 46.00 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 93.55 94.03 97.78 71.02 percent [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions -5.30 -9.20 -2.80 -65.40 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations -0.50 -4.10 4.20 -43.70 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations -0.70 -0.90 4.90 -13.40 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations -17.30 -18.10 -12.00 -28.20 [+]
Consumer Confidence Price Trends 14.70 14.20 50.60 -16.30 [+]
Consumer Confidence Savings Expectations -3.50 -5.20 1.30 -17.50 [+]
Consumer Confidence Unemployment Expectations 0.60 3.00 68.80 -1.70 [+]


Euro Area Retail Sales MoM

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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.70 -0.10 2.80 -1.90 1995 - 2017 percent Monthly
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