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

Retail sales in the Euro Area shrank 0.3 percent month-over-month in July of 2017, following an upwardly revised 0.6 percent gain in June and compared to market expectations of a 0.2 percent decline. It is the biggest fall in retail trade since March of 2016, due to lower sales of auto fuel (-0.9 percent) and food, drinks and tobacco (-0.5 percent). Year-on-year, retail sales went up 2.6 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.

Euro Area Retail Sales MoM
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-07-05 09:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.4% 0.1% 0.3% 0.3%
2017-08-03 09:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.5% 0.4% 0.1% 0.2%
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 -0.3% 0.38%
2017-11-07 10:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.26%
2017-12-05 10:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.17%


Euro Area Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -1.20 -1.50 2.20 -34.60 [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.30 0.60 1.80 -1.90 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.60 3.30 5.00 -4.50 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1402.23 1394.83 1402.23 1045.97 EUR Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1693338.00 1674881.00 1693338.00 1072012.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 12.31 12.07 14.52 12.04 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 13004150.80 12985280.80 13354186.10 4998832.00 EUR Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.21 2.19 6.52 2.19 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 640413.72 637048.73 648985.71 359891.93 EUR Million [+]
Economic Optimism Index 111.90 111.30 119.00 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 11.60 11.70 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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.30 0.60 1.80 -1.90 1995 - 2017 percent Monthly
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