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

South Africa's retail sales rose 4.8 percent year-on-year in March of 2018, following a downwardly revised 4.2 percent increase in the previous month and above market expectations of a 4.4 percent gain. Sales went up faster for textiles, clothing, footwear & leather goods (10.6 percent from 7.1 percent in February); food, beverages & tobacco (4.1 percent from 3.1 percent); pharmaceuticals goods & cosmetics (7.9 percent from 5.0 percent) and furniture & household equipment (20.7 percent from 13.7 percent). In contrast, sales slowed for general dealers (2.4 percent from 2.9 percent) and all other retailers (3.8 percent from 6.4 percent). Additionally, sales of hardware, paint & glass dropped further (-2.4 percent from -1.1 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade was unchanged, after increasing 1.5 percent in February. Considering the first quarter of the year, retail sales fell 0.7 percent, following a 2.2 percent rise in the previous period. Retail Sales YoY in South Africa averaged 4.59 percent from 2003 until 2018, 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
2018-03-22 11:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 3.1% 5.1% 6.2% 5.8%
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 4.8% 2.19%
2018-07-18 11:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 4.45%
2018-08-16 11:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 3.1%


South Africa Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 26.00 -8.00 26.00 -33.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.00 1.50 4.40 -5.10 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 4.80 4.20 15.50 -6.40 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1928878.00 1912005.00 1928878.00 260612.00 ZAR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 2853653.00 2760742.00 2853653.00 3393.00 ZAR Million [+]
Personal Savings 0.20 0.20 23.80 -2.70 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 5.96 5.74 35.88 -2.35 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 10.00 10.00 25.50 5.50 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.17 1.16 1.44 0.43 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 33.50 33.80 43.90 33.50 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.80 4.20 15.50 -6.40 2003 - 2018 percent Monthly
Constant Prices 2012




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