Retail trade in Italy decreased 0.8 percent month-over-month in September of 2018, after a downwardly revised 0.6 percent gain in August and compared with market expectations of a 0.1 percent drop. It was the largest monthly decline in retail sales since October, as sales fell for both non-food products (-1.1% vs 0.8% in August) and food products (-0.3% vs 0.2%). Considering the third quarter of 2018, retail trade went up 0.3 percent over the previous three months, the strongest gain since the first quarter 2017. Year-on-year, retail sales fell 2.5 percent, the most since April, following a downwardly revised 2.1 percent rise in August. Biggest decreases in sales were posted by shoes, leather goods and travel items (-7.1%); clothing (-6.3%); stationery, books, newspapers and magazines (-4.5%) and sports equipment, games and toys (-4.3%). In the third quarter of 2018, retail sales went down 0.4 percent over a year ago. Retail Sales MoM in Italy averaged 0.03 percent from 2000 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 2.20 percent in January of 2017 and a record low of -2.60 percent in May of 2004.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-07 08:00 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.1% -0.1% 0.2% 0.6%
2018-10-05 08:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.7% 0% 0.2% 0.3%
2018-11-07 09:00 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.8% 0.6% -0.1% 0.4%
2018-12-07 09:00 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.8% 0.5%


Italy Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 116.60 116.10 121.23 82.40 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.80 0.60 2.20 -2.60 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY -2.50 2.10 17.50 -6.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 242524.60 242336.70 248871.50 173085.30 EUR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 296399.00 292224.00 296399.00 198081.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 8.60 7.60 13.50 6.80 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 41.00 41.30 44.00 8.20 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 61.12 61.14 64.57 33.67 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.96 1.95 6.48 1.89 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 100349.28 100155.46 100349.28 0.00 EUR Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.99 2.02 2.47 0.97 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions 106.30 105.70 113.50 82.40 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations 108.20 107.70 130.90 74.40 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations 101.60 100.90 108.90 84.40 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations -45.90 -58.70 -20.60 -126.70 [+]
Consumer Confidence Price Trends -13.70 -3.70 136.00 -57.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Savings Expectations -46.50 -44.70 5.00 -95.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Unemployment Expectations 37.20 35.50 119.70 -6.60 [+]


Italy Retail Sales MoM

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

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.80 0.60 2.20 -2.60 2000 - 2018 percent Monthly
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