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

Retail trade in the Euro Area increased 0.3 percent month-over-month in June 2018, the same pace as in May and missing market expectations of a 0.4 percent gain. The increase was driven by higher sales of food, drinks, tobacco (0.7 percent vs 1.1 percent in May) and automotive fuel (0.6 percent vs 0.4 percent). On the other hand, there was a decline in sales of non-food products (-0.3 percent vs -0.8 percent), in particular textiles, clothing, footwear (-0.2 percent vs -2.9 percent). Sales of computer equipment, books and other were unchanged for the second straight month while those of electrical goods and furniture rose 0.7 percent (vs -0.3 percent in May) and those of pharmaceutical and medical goods edged up 0.2 percent (vs -0.4 percent in May). Mail orders and internet trade jumped 3.9 percent (vs -2.5 percent in May). 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 percent in May of 2011.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-06-05 09:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.1% 0.4% 0.5% 0.5%
2018-07-03 09:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0% -0.1% 0.1% 0.3%
2018-08-03 09:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.3% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4%
2018-09-05 09:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.3% -0.3%
2018-10-03 09:00 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.1%
2018-11-07 10:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.9%


Euro Area Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -0.60 -0.60 2.00 -34.70 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.30 0.30 2.80 -2.00 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.20 1.60 6.00 -4.70 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1412.90 1406.10 1412.90 1042.90 EUR Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1742505.00 1733153.00 1742505.00 1074880.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 11.98 12.21 14.52 11.98 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 13298599.80 13326344.00 13354186.10 4998832.00 EUR Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.03 2.07 6.52 2.03 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 671392.01 668203.04 671392.01 359891.93 EUR Million [+]
Economic Optimism Index 112.10 112.30 118.30 68.50 [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 58.00 57.90 64.10 46.30 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 93.60 93.32 97.87 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 18.00 17.50 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 August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.30 0.30 2.80 -2.00 1995 - 2018 percent Monthly
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