Retail sales in Ireland surged 13.9 percent from a month earlier in February of 2021, recovering from a 21.8 percent slump in January despite the country remained under strict lockdown. The largest increases were in electrical goods (33.5 percent); hardware, paints & glass (25.6 percent) and food, beverages & tobacco in specialised stores (24 percent). On a yearly basis, retail sales fell 3.2 percent, after an upwardly revised 14.5 percent drop in the previous month. source: Central Statistics Office Ireland

Retail Sales MoM in Ireland averaged 0.29 percent from 2000 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 41.40 percent in June of 2020 and a record low of -35.70 percent in April of 2020. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2021.

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 0.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ireland Retail Sales MoM is projected to trend around 0.70 percent in 2022 and 0.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Ireland Retail Sales MoM

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
13.90 -21.80 41.40 -35.70 2000 - 2021 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-08 11:00 AM Nov -12.8% -0.9% -1.6%
2021-01-28 11:00 AM Dec 14.3% -12.2% 4.5%
2021-03-01 11:00 AM Jan -21.8% 14.3% -7.1%
2021-03-29 10:00 AM Feb 13.9% -21.8% 18.6%
2021-04-30 10:00 AM Mar 13.9%
2021-05-28 10:00 AM Apr
2021-06-29 10:00 AM May
2021-07-28 10:00 AM Jun


News Stream
Ireland Retail Sales Rebound in February
Retail sales in Ireland surged 13.9 percent from a month earlier in February of 2021, recovering from a 21.8 percent slump in January despite the country remained under strict lockdown. The largest increases were in electrical goods (33.5 percent); hardware, paints & glass (25.6 percent) and food, beverages & tobacco in specialised stores (24 percent). On a yearly basis, retail sales fell 3.2 percent, after an upwardly revised 14.5 percent drop in the previous month.
2021-03-29
Ireland Retail Sales Slide at the Steepest Pace in 9 Months
Retail sales in Ireland plunged 21.8 percent from a month earlier in January of 2021, following a 14.3 percent jump in the previous month. It was the biggest monthly fall in retail trade since April's record fall, as the nation entered a third nationwide lockdown, which caused sales to plummet in all groups with the exception of electrical goods (1.3 pct vs -16.1 pct in December). The largest drops in volume were seen in bars (-75.1 pct vs 368.9 pct); clothing, footwear & textiles (-72.2 pct vs 160.4 pct); furniture & lighting (-49.0 pct vs 63.5 pct); books, newspapers & stationery (-47.9 pct vs 13.0 pct); department stores (-36.8 pct vs 42.8 pct); motor trades (-33.2 pct vs 28.6 pct); fuel (-22.4 pct vs 14.4 pct); hardware, paints & glass (-22.0 pct vs 0.7 pct); and pharmaceuticals & cosmetics (-13.3 pct vs -6.4 pct). Retail sales in January 2021 were 13.6 percent lower than in February 2020 before the crisis started.
2021-03-01
Irish Retail Sales Fall the Most in 7 Months
Retail sales in Ireland slumped 12.8 percent from a month earlier in November of 2020, following an upwardly revised 0.9 percent drop in October. It was the biggest monthly fall in retail trade since April, mainly due to lower sales in bars (-63.9 percent), clothing, footwear & textiles (-50.9 percent), furniture & lighting (-47.4 percent), department stores (-31.7 percent), motor trades (-15.9 percent), books, newspapers & stationery (-9.6 percent), non-specialised stores including supermarkets (-4.0 percent), hardware, paints & glass (-3.3 percent), food, beverages & tobacco (-1.5 percent). Retail sales in November were 3.8 percent lower than in February 2020 before the crisis started.
2021-01-08
Irish Retail Trade Climbs for 5th Month
Retail sales in Ireland rose 1.5 percent from a month earlier in September of 2020, following a downwardly revised 1.1 percent increase in August. It was the fifth consecutive monthly gain as sales rose for motor trades (5.7 percent), hardware, paints & glass (4.2 percent) and clothing, footwear & textiles (3.1 percent). On the other hand, sales fell in bars (-16 percent) and furniture & lighting (-1.6 percent). On a yearly basis, retail sales in Ireland climbed 9.7 percent, the most since May of 2015 and following a downwardly revised 8.7 percent rise in the previous month.
2020-10-28

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.