Ireland’s retail trade decreased 0.4 percent from a month earlier in December of 2018, after an upwardly revised 0.5 percent fall in November. It was the second straight monthly decline in retail trade. The sectors with the largest monthly volume decreases were department stores (-7.3 percent); books, newspapers & stationery (-3.3 percent) and electrical goods (-2.2 percent), while the biggest gains were recorded for food, beverages & tobacco (3.7 percent); fuel (1.9 percent) and pharmaceuticals, medical & cosmetic articles (1.7 percent). If motor trades are excluded, retail sales rose 0.7 percent in December, following a 0.5 percent increase in November. Annual retail trade growth advanced to 3.7 percent in December from a downwardly revised 3.2 percent in the previous month. Retail Sales MoM in Ireland averaged 0.21 percent from 2000 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 14.60 percent in July of 2015 and a record low of -14.40 percent in January of 2009.

Retail Sales MoM in Ireland is expected to be -0.60 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 Ireland to stand at 0.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ireland Retail Sales MoM is projected to trend around 0.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-10-30 11:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 1.5% -3.3% 1.1%
2018-11-28 11:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0% 1.8% -0.8%
2019-01-08 11:00 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.1% 0.4% 1.1%
2019-01-28 11:00 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.4% -0.5% 0.2%
2019-02-28 11:00 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.4% 0.3%
2019-03-28 10:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.5%
2019-04-29 10:00 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.6%


Ireland Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 98.80 96.50 130.90 39.60 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.40 -0.50 14.60 -14.40 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.70 3.20 14.30 -24.50 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 25542.00 25289.00 25542.00 10800.00 EUR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 233013.00 223150.00 233013.00 84209.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 11.60 11.60 15.00 -1.20 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 169938.00 170787.00 375927.00 4386.00 EUR Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.00 1.00 25.00 1.00 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 13321.00 13166.00 28989.00 10011.00 EUR Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.46 1.50 2.16 0.72 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To GDP 44.30 46.30 117.20 44.30 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 147.13 159.87 212.22 110.79 percent [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions 123.40 118.00 126.80 63.80 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations 92.70 88.80 136.40 22.50 [+]


Ireland Retail Sales MoM

In Ireland, the Retail sales report provides an aggregated measure of sales of retail goods and services over a specific time period. In Ireland, Retail sales are seasonal, volatile and relatively important to the overall economy. This page provides the latest reported value for - Ireland Retail Sales MoM - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Ireland Retail Sales MoM - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.40 -0.50 14.60 -14.40 2000 - 2018 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA




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