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

The Eurozone's retail trade fell by 1.1 percent month-over-month in December 2017, following an upwardly revised 2 percent growth in November and matching market expectations. The decline was driven by a drop in sales of: food, beverages and tobacco (-0.7 percent vs 1.3 percent in November); fuel (-1.5 percent vs 0.3 percent); and non-food products (-1.2 percent vs 2.8 percent), such as textiles, clothing and footwear (-3.3 percent vs 5.8 percent) and electrical goods and furniture (-1.5 percent vs 1.8 percent). Year-on-year, retail trade rose by 1.9 percent, after a 3.9 percent jump in November. Retail Sales MoM in the Euro Area averaged 0.09 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
2017-12-05 10:00 AM Retail Sales MoM -1.1% 0.8% -0.7% -0.4%
2018-01-08 10:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 1.5% -1.1% 1.4% 0.8%
2018-02-05 10:00 AM Retail Sales MoM -1.1% 2% -1.1% -0.8%
2018-03-05 10:00 AM Retail Sales MoM -1.1% 0.40%
2018-04-05 09:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.16%
2018-05-04 09:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.11%


Euro Area Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 0.10 1.40 2.00 -34.70 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -1.10 2.00 2.80 -1.90 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.90 3.90 6.00 -4.50 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1409.88 1405.31 1409.88 1045.96 EUR Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1719435.00 1709550.00 1719435.00 1072012.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 12.02 12.06 14.52 12.02 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 13069640.00 13103642.00 13354186.10 4998832.00 EUR Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.11 2.15 6.52 2.11 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 653888.80 651565.04 653888.80 359891.93 EUR Million [+]
Economic Optimism Index 114.70 115.30 118.60 67.60 [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 58.10 58.50 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 19.60 13.60 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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.10 2.00 2.80 -1.90 1995 - 2017 percent Monthly
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