Retail trade in the Euro Area rose 1.3 percent from a year earlier in May 2019, following a revised 1.8 percent growth in April and missing market expectations of 1.6 percent. Retail Sales YoY in the Euro Area averaged 1.10 percent from 1996 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 6 percent in July of 2000 and a record low of -4.60 percent in February of 2009.

Retail Sales YoY in Euro Area is expected to be 1.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Retail Sales YoY in Euro Area to stand at 1.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Euro Area Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 2.30 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-04-03 09:00 AM Retail Sales YoY Feb 2.8% 2.2% 2.3% 1.8%
2019-05-06 09:00 AM Retail Sales YoY Mar 1.9% 3% 1.8% 2.2%
2019-06-05 09:00 AM Retail Sales YoY Apr 1.5% 2% 1.5% 1.5%
2019-07-04 09:00 AM Retail Sales YoY May 1.3% 1.8% 1.6% 1.2%
2019-08-02 09:00 AM Retail Sales YoY Jun 1.3% 0.9%
2019-09-04 09:00 AM Retail Sales YoY Jul
2019-10-03 09:00 AM Retail Sales YoY Aug


Euro Area Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -7.20 -6.50 -1.40 -23.90 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.30 -0.10 2.80 -2.10 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.30 1.80 6.00 -4.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1433.28 1425.70 1433.28 1045.03 EUR Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1787679.00 1769770.00 1787679.00 1068215.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 12.60 12.13 14.27 11.35 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 13622056.60 13595999.60 13622056.60 4998832.00 EUR Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.00 2.01 6.52 1.97 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 700217.16 694574.20 700217.16 359891.93 EUR Million [+]
Economic Optimism Index 103.30 105.20 118.10 68.30 [+]
Households Debt To GDP 57.70 57.60 64.10 46.30 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 93.49 94.00 98.13 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 21.90 23.20 54.80 -12.50 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 YoY

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 YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Retail Sales YoY - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.30 1.80 6.00 -4.60 1996 - 2019 percent Monthly




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