Retail sales in Poland edged up 0.4 percent year-on-year in August of 2020, following a 2.7 percent rise in July and below forecasts of a 2.4 percent increase. Decreases were seen in sales of food, beverages and tobacco (-0.1 percent vs 3 percent); clothing and footwear (-0.5 percent vs 3.4 percent); motor vehicles and parts (-5.2 percent vs -0.2 percent); and fuels (-10.6 percent vs -14.1 percent). On the other hand, sales continued to increase for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics (4 percent vs 2.8 percent); furniture, appliances, electronics (10.9 percent vs 16.8 percent); and newspapers, books (3.4 percent vs 4.1 percent).

Retail Sales YoY in Poland averaged 6.85 percent from 2001 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 30.60 percent in April of 2004 and a record low of -22.60 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Poland Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Poland Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2020. source: Central Statistical Office of Poland (GUS)

Retail Sales YoY in Poland is expected to be -1.60 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 Poland to stand at 7.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Poland Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 4.20 percent in 2021 and 2.80 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Poland Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.40 2.70 30.60 -22.60 2001 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-06-22 08:00 AM May -8.6% -22.6% -12.9% -18.4%
2020-07-21 08:00 AM Jun -1.9% -8.6% -4% -4.3%
2020-08-21 08:00 AM Jul 2.7% -1.9% -0.4% -0.2%
2020-09-21 08:00 AM Aug 0.4% 2.7% 2.4% 2.5%
2020-10-21 08:00 AM Sep 0.4% -1.6%
2020-11-23 09:00 AM Oct
2020-12-21 09:00 AM Nov


News Stream
Poland Retail Sales Rise Much Less than Expected
Retail sales in Poland edged up 0.4 percent year-on-year in August of 2020, following a 2.7 percent rise in July and below forecasts of a 2.4 percent increase. Decreases were seen in sales of food, beverages and tobacco (-0.1 percent vs 3 percent); clothing and footwear (-0.5 percent vs 3.4 percent); motor vehicles and parts (-5.2 percent vs -0.2 percent); and fuels (-10.6 percent vs -14.1 percent). On the other hand, sales continued to increase for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics (4 percent vs 2.8 percent); furniture, appliances, electronics (10.9 percent vs 16.8 percent); and newspapers, books (3.4 percent vs 4.1 percent).
2020-09-21
Poland Retail Sales Rebound in July
Retail sales in Poland increased 2.7 percent year-on-year in July of 2020, the first gain in five months as the economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. Figures came better than market forecasts of a 0.4 percent decline. The biggest gains were seen in the sales of furniture, household appliances and electronics (16.8 percent); newspapers and books (4.1 percent) and textiles, clothing and footwear (3.4 percent). In contrast, sales were down for motor vehicles (-0.2 percent) and fuels (-14.1 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales climbed 6.4 percent.
2020-08-21
Poland Retail Sales Drop Less than Expected
Retail sales in Poland decreased 1.9 percent year-on-year in June of 2020, following a 8.6 percent drop in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 4 percent decline. Retail sales went down at a softer pace for motor vehicles & parts (-7.8 percent vs -34.7 percent in May); fuels (-23.6 percent vs -32.2 percent); pharmaceuticals (-5.7 percent vs -11.4 percent); clothing & footwear (-6.5 percent vs -11.7 percent). In addition, sales rebounded for food, beverages & tobacco (0.2 percent vs -2.3 percent) and advanced faster for furniture, appliances & electronics (16.8 percent vs 14.6 percent) and newspapers & books (7.2 percent vs 0.8 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales climbed 9 percent, after jumping a 14.5 percent in May.
2020-07-21
Poland Retail Sales Fall Less than Expected
Retail sales in Poland tumbled 8.6 percent year-on-year in May of 2020, following a 22.6 percent slump in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 12.9 percent drop. Retail sales declined at a softer pace for motor vehicles & parts (-34.7 percent vs -54.8 percent in April); fuels (-32.2 percent vs -42.2 percent); food, beverages & tobacco (-2.3 percent vs -9.1 percent); pharmaceuticals ((-11.4 percent vs -13.8 percent); clothing & footwear (-11.7 percent vs -64.6 percent). In addition, sales rebounded for newspapers & books (0.8 percent vs -28.4 percent) and furniture, appliances & electronics (14.6 percent vs -16.6 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales climbed 14.5 percent, rebounding from a 13.1 percent fall in April.
2020-06-22

Poland Retail Sales YoY
In Poland, 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.