Spain's retail sales shrank by 0.9 percent from a year earlier in August of 2021, after a revised 0.1 percent decrease in the previous month. It was the biggest decline in retail activity since February, amid lower sales of non-food products (-2.8 percent), namely household equipment (-4.5 percent) and other goods (-2.5 percent). On the other hand, those of food went up (0.4 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail sales dropped 0.2 percent, after a revised flat reading in the previous month. source: National Statistics Institute (INE)

Retail Sales YoY in Spain averaged -0.03 percent from 2001 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 40.50 percent in April of 2021 and a record low of -31 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Spain Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Spain Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Retail Sales YoY in Spain is expected to be 5.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Spain Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 3.40 percent in 2022 and 2.60 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Spain Retail Sales YoY


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-08-30 07:00 AM Jul 0.1% 1.4% 3.8%
2021-09-30 07:00 AM Aug -0.9% -0.1% 0.9%
2021-10-29 07:00 AM Sep -0.9% 1.7%


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Spain Retail Sales Fall the Most in 6 Months
Spain's retail sales shrank by 0.9 percent from a year earlier in August of 2021, after a revised 0.1 percent decrease in the previous month. It was the biggest decline in retail activity since February, amid lower sales of non-food products (-2.8 percent), namely household equipment (-4.5 percent) and other goods (-2.5 percent). On the other hand, those of food went up (0.4 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail sales dropped 0.2 percent, after a revised flat reading in the previous month.
2021-09-30
Spain Retail Sales Rise Sharply in May
Spain's retail sales rose by 19.6 percent from a year earlier in May 2021, following a record 40.5 percent jump in the previous month, reflecting a low base year due to the Covid pandemic and a recovery in demand following the latest re-opening efforts. Sales of non-food products increased by 38.3 percent (vs 106.9 percent in April), boosted by personal equipment (108.9 percent vs 335.1 percent), household equipment (45.7 percent vs 170.9 percent); and other goods (14.7 percent vs 42.9 percent). Meanwhile, food trade dropped 2.8 percent, after a 0.2 percent rise in the previous month.
2021-06-29
Spain Retail Sales Rise the Most on Record
Retail sales in Spain soared 41 percent from a year earlier in April of 2021, following a downwardly revised 14.3 percent rise in the previous month. It was the strongest annual gain in retail activity since series began in 2001, as most of the country was in lockdown to curb the COVID-19 pandemic in April of last year. Sales of non-food products surged 107.2 percent, namely personal equipment (336.1 percent) and household equipment (170.5 percent). Meanwhile, those of food edged up (0.3 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales went down 0.4 percent, after a downwardly revised 2.7 percent gain in March.
2021-05-28

Spain Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Retail Sales MoM -0.20 percent Aug/21 0.00 18.60 -19.80
Retail Sales YoY -0.90 percent Aug/21 -0.10 40.50 -31.00
Consumer Spending 163835.00 EUR Million Jun/21 156853.00 177377.00 67786.00
Disposable Personal Income 245028.00 EUR Million Jun/21 207910.00 248159.00 102241.00


Spain Retail Sales YoY
In Spain, 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.