Euro Area Retail Sales MoM  1995-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The Eurozone's retail trade edged up 0.1 percent month-over-month in March 2018, following an upwardly revised 0.3 percent gain in February and missing market expectations of a 0.5 percent advance. The increase was driven by higher sales of food, beverages and tobacco (0.2 percent vs 1 percent in February). Meanwhile, trade fell for both automotive fuel (-0.4 percent vs 1 percent) and non-food products (-0.5 percent, the same as in February), namely pharmaceutical and medical goods (-1.4 percent vs 0.1 percent); textiles, clothing, footwear (-0.6 percent vs 0.8 percent); and computer equipment, books and other (-0.1 percent vs -0.5 percent). Year-on-year, retail sales increased 0.8 percent, also missing consensus of 1.9 percent. Retail Sales MoM in the Euro Area averaged 0.09 percent from 1995 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 2.80 percent in October of 1999 and a record low of -2.10 percent in May of 2011.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-05 10:00 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.1% -1% 0.3% 0.7%
2018-04-05 09:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.1% -0.3% 0.6% 0.4%
2018-05-04 09:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.1% 0.3% 0.5% 0.6%
2018-06-05 09:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.1% -0.2%
2018-07-03 09:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.5%
2018-08-03 09:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.4%


Euro Area Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 0.20 0.30 2.00 -34.70 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.10 0.30 2.80 -2.10 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 0.80 1.80 6.00 -4.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1411.26 1409.88 1411.26 1045.96 EUR Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1733153.00 1718067.00 1733153.00 1074880.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 12.21 12.02 14.52 12.02 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 13192284.00 13160565.40 13354186.10 4998832.00 EUR Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.12 2.11 6.52 2.10 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 661169.72 657045.17 661169.72 359891.93 EUR Million [+]
Economic Optimism Index 112.70 112.70 118.60 67.50 [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 57.90 58.10 64.00 46.20 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 93.29 93.63 97.76 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 16.10 16.10 50.60 -16.30 Index Points [+]
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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.10 0.30 2.80 -2.10 1995 - 2018 percent Monthly
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