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

Retail sales in South Africa increased 1.5 percent year-on-year in April of 2017, following an upwardly revised 0.9 percent rise in March and beating market expectations of 0.6 percent. It is the biggest gain since November of 2016, boosted by sales of food, beverages and tobacco in specialized stores (13.6 percent compared to 15.3 percent in March); sales at general dealers (5.1 percent compared to -0.9 percent) and sales of pharmaceuticals and medical goods, cosmetics and toiletries (2.7 percent compared to 7.2 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 0.3 percent, following an upwardly revised 0.4 percent rise in March. Retail Sales YoY in South Africa averaged 4.60 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 Forecast (i)
2017-04-12 11:00 AM Feb -1.7% -2.3% -1.8% -1%
2017-05-17 11:00 AM Mar 0.8% -1.6% -0.7% -1.4%
2017-06-14 11:00 AM Apr 1.5% 0.9% 0.6% 0.5%
2017-07-12 11:00 AM May 1.5% 0.76%
2017-08-16 11:00 AM Jun 0.82%
2017-09-13 11:00 AM Jul 0.81%




South Africa Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -10.00 -3.00 23.00 -33.00 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.30 0.40 4.40 -5.00 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.50 0.90 15.50 -6.40 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1865094.00 1875986.00 1875986.00 260612.00 ZAR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 2674938.00 2626536.00 2674938.00 3393.00 ZAR Million [+]
Personal Savings -0.30 -0.50 23.80 -2.70 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 5.90 4.98 35.88 -2.35 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 10.50 10.50 25.50 5.50 percent [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 34.50 34.70 44.00 34.50 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 74.40 78.00 86.40 40.30 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.05 1.00 1.44 0.43 USD/Liter [+]


South Africa Retail Sales YoY Notes

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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.50 0.90 15.50 -6.40 2003 - 2017 percent Monthly
Constant Prices 2012