Euro Area Retail Sales YoY  1996-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Retail sales in the Euro Area rose by 1.2 percent month-over-month in August 2017, following a 2.3 percent gain in July and missing market expectations of 2.6 percent. It was the smallest increase in retail trade since September last year. Retail Sales YoY in the Euro Area averaged 1.08 percent from 1996 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 6 percent in July of 2000 and a record low of -4.60 percent in February of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-08-03 09:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 3.1% 2.4% 2.6% 2.7%
2017-09-05 09:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 2.6% 3.3% 2.5% 2.5%
2017-10-04 09:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 1.2% 2.3% 2.6% 2.8%
2017-11-07 10:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 1.2% 2.89%
2017-12-05 10:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 2.77%


Euro Area Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -1.20 -1.50 2.20 -34.60 [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.50 -0.30 2.80 -1.90 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.20 2.30 6.00 -4.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1402.23 1394.83 1402.23 1045.97 EUR Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1693338.00 1674881.00 1693338.00 1072012.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 12.06 12.31 14.52 12.04 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 12981622.30 13005127.80 13354186.10 4998832.00 EUR Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.21 2.21 6.52 2.19 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 642135.57 640831.72 648985.71 359891.93 EUR Million [+]
Economic Optimism Index 113.00 111.90 119.00 68.10 [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 58.50 58.60 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 14.20 11.60 50.60 -16.30 [+]
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 October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.20 2.30 6.00 -4.60 1996 - 2017 percent Monthly