Sweden’s retail sales increased 4.3 percent year-on-year in July 2019, following a downwardly revised 3.4 percent rise in the previous month. It was the biggest gain in retail trade since May 2016, as sales went up further for information and communication equipment (21 percent from 16.6 percent in June); other household equipment (12.4 percent from 4.4 percent), namely hardware, plumbing and building materials, paints and glass (13.6 percent from 4.6 percent) and home and office furniture (12.3 percent from 3.1 percent); and other goods (3.5 percent from 1.8 percent), in particular clothing (4.3 percent from 3.7 percent), pharmaceutical and medical goods (1.3 percent from -1.9 percent), cosmetic and toilet articles, medical, cosmetic and toilet articles (5.8 percent from -5.4 percent) and jewellery (7.6 percent from 0.5 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales advanced 0.4 percent, slowing from an upwardly revised 1.2 percent rise in June. Retail Sales YoY in Sweden averaged 2.82 percent from 1992 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 10.90 percent in May of 2000 and a record low of -7.70 percent in December of 1992.

Retail Sales YoY in Sweden is expected to be 2.90 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Retail Sales YoY in Sweden to stand at 2.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sweden Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 2.70 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-03 07:30 AM Retail Sales YoY Apr 3.9% 1.9% 2%
2019-06-28 07:30 AM Retail Sales YoY May -0.5% 3.7% 3.2%
2019-07-26 07:30 AM Retail Sales YoY Jun 3.8% -0.5% 2.3%
2019-08-28 07:30 AM Retail Sales YoY Jul 4.3% 3.4% 3%
2019-09-27 07:30 AM Retail Sales YoY Aug 4.3% 3.8%
2019-10-25 07:30 AM Retail Sales YoY Sep 2.9%
2019-11-28 08:30 AM Retail Sales YoY Oct


Sweden Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 94.00 96.50 122.40 42.90 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.40 1.20 4.70 -6.80 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 4.30 3.40 10.90 -7.70 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 543790.00 537802.00 543790.00 259915.00 SEK Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 694678.00 545037.00 694678.00 0.00 SEK Million [+]
Personal Savings 15.66 9.99 33.05 -10.99 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 4.90 5.00 22.70 -3.20 percent [+]
Household Spending 0.80 0.00 3.20 -3.80 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 88.60 88.50 88.60 43.90 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 162.26 162.67 162.67 96.19 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.53 1.62 2.25 0.94 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions 12.00 16.00 21.00 -34.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations -10.00 1.00 51.00 -40.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations 18.00 17.00 32.00 -23.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations -4.00 -6.00 4.00 -24.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Savings Expectations 59.00 68.00 69.00 9.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Unemployment Expectations 3.00 -4.00 81.00 -54.00 [+]


Sweden Retail Sales YoY

In Sweden, 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 the latest reported value for - Sweden Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Sweden Retail Sales YoY - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.30 3.40 10.90 -7.70 1992 - 2019 percent Monthly
WDA, 2015=100




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