Retail sales in the Netherlands fell 5.9 percent year-on-year in January 2021, following an upwardly revised 3.2 percent drop in the previous month. It was the second straight of decline in retail sales and the steepest fall since August 2009, amid the stricter lockdown measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Sales of shoes and leather products, and clothing fell by 54.2 percent and 61.5 percent, respectively. The shops selling recreational goods, consumer electronic, and furniture and home furnishing also suffered a significant loss of turnover. By contrast, sales of personal care products grew by 4.4 percent. Meanwhile, the shops selling food, beverages and tobacco were up 8.6 percent. source: Statistics Netherlands

Retail Sales YoY in Netherlands averaged 1.55 percent from 2005 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 10.40 percent in June of 2020 and a record low of -6.40 percent in August of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - Netherlands Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Netherlands Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2021.

Retail Sales YoY in Netherlands is expected to be 2.60 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 Netherlands to stand at 6.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Netherlands Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 2.70 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Netherlands Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-5.90 -3.20 10.40 -6.40 2005 - 2021 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-30 05:30 AM Oct 7.1% 7.5% 4.4%
2020-12-31 05:30 AM Nov 9.6% 7.3% 6.4%
2021-01-29 05:30 AM Dec -3.1% 10.3% 7.8%
2021-02-26 05:30 AM Jan -5.9% -3.2% -4%
2021-03-31 04:30 AM Feb -5.9% -3.8%
2021-04-30 04:30 AM Mar
2021-05-31 04:30 AM Apr
2021-06-30 04:30 AM May


News Stream
Dutch Retail Sales Drop the Most Since 2009
Retail sales in the Netherlands fell 5.9 percent year-on-year in January 2021, following an upwardly revised 3.2 percent drop in the previous month. It was the second straight of decline in retail sales and the steepest fall since August 2009, amid the stricter lockdown measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Sales of shoes and leather products, and clothing fell by 54.2 percent and 61.5 percent, respectively. The shops selling recreational goods, consumer electronic, and furniture and home furnishing also suffered a significant loss of turnover. By contrast, sales of personal care products grew by 4.4 percent. Meanwhile, the shops selling food, beverages and tobacco were up 8.6 percent.
2021-02-26
Dutch Retail Sales Drop the Most Since 2013
Retail sales in the Netherlands fell 3.1 percent year-on-year in December 2020, reversing from an upwardly revised 10.3 percent gain in the previous month. It was the first time decline in retail sales in 8 months, and the steepest fall since September 2013, amid the stricter lockdown measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Sales of shoes and leather products, and clothing fell by 46.7 percent and 45.3 percent, respectively. The shops selling recreational goods, consumer electronic, and furniture and home furnishing also suffered a significant loss of turnover. Meanwhile, the shops selling DIY products, kitchens and flooring virtually was unchanged. By contrast, sales of personal care products grew by 4.6 percent. Considering 2020 full year, retail sales rose by 5.9 percent from a year earlier.
2021-01-29
Dutch Retail Sales Rise the Most in 3 Months
Retail sales in the Netherlands increased 9.6 percent year-on-year in November 2020, the most since August, after an upwardly revised 7.3 percent gain in the previous month. Sales of electronic products rose to the fastest pace since the series began in 2005. The shops selling DIY products, kitchens and flooring also achieved strong turnover growth. In addition, demand for furniture and home furnishings, recreational goods, and personal care products rose at faster pace. By contrast, sales of shoes and leather products, and clothing continued to decline.
2020-12-31
Dutch Retail Sales Rise at Softer Pace in October
Retail sales in the Netherlands increased 7.1 percent year-on-year in October 2020, easing from a marginally revised 7.5 percent growth in the previous month. Shops selling DIY products, kitchens and flooring were the biggest contributors to the turnover growth. Meanwhile, demand for furniture and home furnishings, recreational goods, consumer electronics and personal care products rose at softer pace. By contrast, sales of shoes and leather products, and clothing declined.
2020-11-30

Netherlands Retail Sales YoY
In Netherlands, 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.