South Africa Retail Sales YoY  2003-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

South Africa's retail sales rose 0.5 percent year-on-year in April of 2018, easing from 4.6 percent in the previous month and well below market expectations of 4.1 percent. It is the smallest increase in retail trade since a drop recorded in February 2017, amid slowing sales of pharmaceuticals goods & cosmetics (6.2 percent from 7.6 percent in March) and furniture & household equipment (11 percent from 17.6 percent). Additionally, sales fell for food, beverages & tobacco (-5.5 percent from 4 percent); textiles, clothing, footwear & leather goods (-0.5 percent from 10.1 percent); general dealers (-1 percent from 2.4 percent); and hardware, paint & glass (-0.9 percent from -1.5 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade declined 1.2 percent. Retail Sales YoY in South Africa averaged 4.56 percent from 2003 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 15.50 percent in September of 2006 and a record low of -6.20 percent in April of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-18 11:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 4.9% 3.3% 2.8% 5.7%
2018-05-16 11:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 4.8% 4.2% 4.4% 5.3%
2018-06-13 11:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 0.5% 4.6% 4.1% 4.4%
2018-07-18 11:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 0.5% 0.8% 2.5%
2018-08-16 11:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 3.1%
2018-09-13 11:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 2.18%


South Africa Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 15.00 26.00 26.00 -33.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -1.20 -0.20 4.60 -5.10 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 0.50 4.60 15.50 -6.20 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1936072.00 1928878.00 1936072.00 260612.00 ZAR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 2868646.00 2853653.00 2868646.00 3393.00 ZAR Million [+]
Personal Savings -0.20 0.20 23.80 -2.70 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 4.56 5.07 35.88 -2.35 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 10.00 10.00 25.50 5.50 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.15 1.18 1.44 0.43 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 33.10 33.30 43.90 33.10 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 71.90 74.40 86.40 40.30 percent [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations -22.20 -1.00 37.00 -38.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations 6.40 3.00 30.40 -22.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations -11.80 -17.00 13.10 -42.00 [+]


South Africa Retail Sales YoY

In South Africa, 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 - South Africa Retail Sales YoY - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Retail Sales YoY - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.50 4.60 15.50 -6.20 2003 - 2018 percent Monthly
Constant Prices 2015




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