German retail sales dropped unexpectedly by 0.3 percent month-over-month in October 2018, the same pace as in the previous month and missing market expectations of a 0.3 percent gain. This marked the fourth straight month of decline in retail trade. Year-on-year, retail sales surged 5 percent, reversing a 2.8 percent slump in the previous month and easily beating consensus of a 2.7 percent rise. It was the steepest yearly increase in retail trade since May 2017. Retail Sales MoM in Germany averaged 0.04 percent from 1994 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 4.60 percent in December of 2006 and a record low of -6.10 percent in January of 2007.

Retail Sales MoM in Germany is expected to be 0.90 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Retail Sales MoM in Germany to stand at 0.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Germany Retail Sales MoM is projected to trend around 0.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-31 06:00 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.4% 0.9% -0.2% 0.7%
2018-10-01 06:00 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.1% -1.1% 0.4% 0.5%
2018-10-31 07:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.1% -0.3% 0.5% 0.5%
2018-11-30 07:00 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.3% -0.3% 0.3% 0.6%
2019-01-07 07:00 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.3%
2019-01-31 07:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.90%
2019-03-01 07:00 AM Retail Sales MoM


Germany Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 10.40 10.60 16.80 -3.50 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.30 -0.30 4.60 -6.10 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 5.00 -2.80 9.70 -7.90 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 402.80 403.84 403.84 290.29 EUR Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 496.88 494.23 496.88 22.96 EUR Billion [+]
Personal Savings 10.70 10.20 17.30 7.80 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 232195.00 238144.00 239327.00 10926.00 EUR Million [+]
Private Sector Credit 2946631.00 2943320.00 2946631.00 6461.00 EUR Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.03 2.05 6.55 2.03 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 52.50 52.70 70.90 35.00 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 82.51 82.68 106.63 82.51 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.72 1.77 2.14 0.91 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations 41.30 34.80 69.50 -33.20 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations 60.20 58.50 60.20 -26.70 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations 58.50 59.20 64.40 -55.40 [+]


Germany Retail Sales MoM

In Germany, the Retail sales report provides an aggregated measure of sales of retail goods and services over a specific time period. In Germany, Retail sales are seasonal, volatile and relatively important to the overall economy. This page provides the latest reported value for - Germany Retail Sales MoM - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Germany Retail Sales MoM - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.30 -0.30 4.60 -6.10 1994 - 2018 percent Monthly




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