Eurozone retail sales fell by 0.3 percent from a month earlier in September 2021, following an upwardly revised 1.0 percent growth in August and missing market expectations of a 0.3 percent advance. Consumers are likely to become more cautious in the months ahead, amid concerns over inflationary pressure and rising coronavirus infections. Sales of non-food products were down by 1.5 percent (vs 2.6 percent in August), with on-line trade dropping 1.4 percent (vs 5.4 percent); while purchases of food, drinks and tobacco rose for the first time in six months (0.7 percent vs -0.6 percent) and fuel sales also rebounded (1.1 percent vs -0.3 percent). On a yearly basis, sales increased by 2.5 percent in September, beating forecasts of 1.5 percent growth. source: EUROSTAT

Retail Sales MoM in the Euro Area averaged 0.11 percent from 1995 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 19 percent in May of 2020 and a record low of -11.50 percent in April of 2020. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2021.

Retail Sales MoM in Euro Area is expected to be 0.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Euro Area Retail Sales MoM is projected to trend around 0.60 percent in 2022 and 0.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Euro Area Retail Sales MoM


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-10-06 09:00 AM Aug 0.3% -2.6% 0.8% 1%
2021-11-05 10:00 AM Sep -0.3% 1% 0.3% 0.5%
2021-12-03 10:00 AM Oct -0.3% 0.2% 0.1%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Retail Sales MoM -0.30 1.00 percent Sep/21
Retail Sales YoY 2.50 1.50 percent Sep/21
Consumer Spending 1438.38 1386.67 EUR Billion Jun/21
Disposable Personal Income 1870481.00 1857846.00 EUR Million Jun/21
Personal Savings 19.04 21.48 percent Jun/21
Households Debt To Income 96.19 93.79 percent Dec/20

News Stream
Eurozone Retail Sales Unexpectedly Fall
Eurozone retail sales fell by 0.3 percent from a month earlier in September 2021, following an upwardly revised 1.0 percent growth in August and missing market expectations of a 0.3 percent advance. Consumers are likely to become more cautious in the months ahead, amid concerns over inflationary pressure and rising coronavirus infections. Sales of non-food products were down by 1.5 percent (vs 2.6 percent in August), with on-line trade dropping 1.4 percent (vs 5.4 percent); while purchases of food, drinks and tobacco rose for the first time in six months (0.7 percent vs -0.6 percent) and fuel sales also rebounded (1.1 percent vs -0.3 percent). On a yearly basis, sales increased by 2.5 percent in September, beating forecasts of 1.5 percent growth.
2021-11-05
Eurozone Retail Sales Rise Less than Forecast
Eurozone retail sales rose by 0.3 percent from a month earlier in August 2021, trying to recover from a revised 2.6 percent slump in July but missing market expectations of a 0.8 percent growth. Sales of non-food products advanced 1.8 percent (vs -4.2 percent in July), with on-line trade jumping 9.0 percent (-10.4 percent in July). Meanwhile, purchases of food, drinks and tobacco fell for a fifth straight month (-1.7 percent vs -0.5 percent), while fuel sales were down 0.1 percent (0.6 percent in July). On a yearly basis, sales remained unchanged, easing from a 3.1 percent increase in July and missing forecasts of 0.4 percent growth.
2021-10-06
Eurozone Retail Trade Unexpectedly Drops
Eurozone retail sales fell 2.3 percent from a month earlier in July 2021, following an upwardly revised 1.8 percent growth in June and missing market expectations a 0.1 percent rise. Sales of non-food products slumped 3.5 percent (vs 3.4 percent in June), with on-line trade tumbling 7.3 percent (vs -6.5 percent in June). In addition, fuel trade dropped 1.6 percent (vs 2.7 percent in June), while food sales decreased for a fourth month running (-0.7 percent vs -1.2 percent). Among the bloc's largest economies, Germany reported the largest monthly decrease, with sales falling 5.1 percent. Sales in France also declined while those in Spain were flat. On a yearly basis, trade growth slowed to 3.1 percent from 5.4 percent in June.
2021-09-03

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).