Macedonia retail trade increased 7.9 percent year-on-year in December of 2018, accelerating from a 6.9 percent rise in the previous month. Sales advanced faster for automotive fuel (5.8 percent from 0.6 percent in November). Meanwhile, sales slowed for food, beverages and tobacco (9.8 percent from 10.7 percent in November) and non-food products (5.0 percent from 5.5 percent). Retail Sales Yoy in Macedonia averaged 0.87 percent from 2011 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 15.70 percent in March of 2016 and a record low of -16.80 percent in January of 2014.
Retail Sales Yoy in Macedonia is expected to be 4.30 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 Macedonia to stand at 2.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Macedonia Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 1.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.