Retail sales in Lithuania rose 3.7 percent year-on-year in December of 2018, easing from an upwardly revised 7.2 percent gain in the previous month. It was the lowest annual growth in retail sales since February, as sales slowed for food products (2.2 percent from 4.3 percent in November); non-food products (5.2 percent from 8.3 percent), and automotive fuel (3.4 percent from 10.4 percent). Within non-food products, sales went up at a softer pace for audio, video, hardware, furniture & lighting (6.7 percent from 9.6 percent); via mail order houses or via internet (14.8 percent from 18.2 percent), and textiles clothing & footwear (9.2 percent from 11.8 percent) while sales of information & communication equipment tumbled (-12.3 percent from 0.3 percent). On the other hand, sales increased faster for dispensing chemist, medical & orthopedic goods (7.9 percent from 4.8 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade jumped 15.6 percent, after a downwardly revised 4 percent fall in November. Retail Sales YoY in Lithuania averaged 4.94 percent from 1998 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 20 percent in May of 2007 and a record low of -26.30 percent in November of 2009.

Retail Sales YoY in Lithuania is expected to be 5.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Retail Sales YoY in Lithuania to stand at 4.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Lithuania Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 4.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-10-26 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 6.6% 7.9% 7.9%
2018-11-28 09:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 8.5% 6.6% 7.8%
2018-12-28 09:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 7.1% 9% 5.6%
2019-01-28 07:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 3.7% 7.2% 5.4%
2019-02-28 07:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 3.7%
2019-03-28 07:00 AM Retail Sales YoY
2019-04-26 06:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 5.5%


Lithuania Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 5.00 -6.00 9.00 -56.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 15.60 -3.90 29.10 -31.60 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.70 7.20 20.00 -26.30 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 6350.34 6198.31 6350.34 3807.03 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings -1.48 0.16 7.79 -4.06 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 18248.90 18357.70 19184.90 582.98 EUR Million [+]
Households Debt To GDP 22.47 22.20 32.60 1.39 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 36.18 35.59 45.44 2.20 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.27 1.25 1.90 0.35 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Credit 678.30 690.90 1305.00 112.90 EUR Million [+]


Lithuania Retail Sales YoY

In Lithuania, the year-over-year change in Retail sales compares the aggregated sales of retail goods and services during a certain month to the same month a year ago. This page provides the latest reported value for - Lithuania Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Lithuania Retail Sales YoY - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.70 7.20 20.00 -26.30 1998 - 2018 percent Monthly
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