South Africa Retail Sales YoY  2003-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

South Africa's retail sales increased 5.4 percent year-on-year in September of 2017, following a downwardly revised 5.4 percent gain in the previous month and above market expectations of 4.5 percent. Sales rose at a faster pace for: general dealers (3.4 percent compared to 2 percent) and textiles, clothing, footwear and leather goods (8.6 percent compared to 1.8 percent). Meantime, sales advanced at a slower pace for: all other retailers (19.4 percent compared to 27.2 percent); food, beverages and tobacco in specialized stores (5 percent compared to 5.5 percent); pharmaceuticals goods and cosmetics (2.3 percent compared to 3.4 percent) and furniture and household equipment (5.9 percent compared to 10.2 percent), while sales fell for hardware, paint and glass (-4.5 percent compared to 2.3 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade decreased 0.7 percent. Considering the third quarter of the year, retail sales increased 1.4 percent following a 2 percent rise in the second quarter. Retail Sales YoY in South Africa averaged 4.57 percent from 2003 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 15.50 percent in September of 2006 and a record low of -6.40 percent in April of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-09-13 11:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 1.8% 3.2% 2.8% 2.4%
2017-10-18 11:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 5.5% 1.6% 2.3% 2%
2017-11-15 11:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 5.4% 5.4% 4.5% 4.2%
2017-12-13 11:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 5.4% 1.49%


South Africa Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -9.00 -5.00 23.00 -33.00 [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.70 2.80 4.40 -5.10 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 5.40 5.40 15.50 -6.40 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1884552.00 1865094.00 1884552.00 260612.00 ZAR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 2723157.00 2674938.00 2723157.00 3393.00 ZAR Million [+]
Personal Savings 0.20 -0.30 23.80 -2.70 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 5.59 5.98 35.88 -2.35 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 10.25 10.25 25.50 5.50 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.99 1.01 1.44 0.43 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 34.30 34.50 43.90 34.30 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 74.40 78.00 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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.40 5.40 15.50 -6.40 2003 - 2017 percent Monthly
Constant Prices 2012