Retail sales in Sweden rose 2.1 percent year-on-year in September of 2018, following a downwardly revised 1.9 percent gain in the previous month and well above market expectations of a 0.5 percent increase. It was the biggest rise in retail trade since May, as sales advanced faster for non-specialized stores (1.1 percent compared to 0.5 percent in August); other household equipment (4.2 percent compared to 2.0 percent) and medical, cosmetic and toilet articles (1.8 percent compared to 1.1 percent). Meanwhile, sales via mail order houses or via internet dropped further (-13.3 percent compared to -12.1 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales went up 0.5 percent, easing from a 0.9 percent gain in the prior month and in line with market consensus. Retail Sales YoY in Sweden averaged 2.84 percent from 1992 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 11 percent in May of 2000 and a record low of -7.70 percent in December of 1992.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-28 07:30 AM Retail Sales YoY -1.2% 0.4% 0.5% 3.2%
2018-09-28 07:30 AM Retail Sales YoY 2% -0.1% 0.5% 1%
2018-10-26 07:30 AM Retail Sales YoY 2.1% 1.9% 0.5% 2.1%
2018-11-28 08:30 AM Retail Sales YoY 2.1% 2.3%
2018-12-21 08:30 AM Retail Sales YoY 2.5%


Sweden Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 99.50 103.50 122.00 43.50 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.50 0.90 4.70 -6.80 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.10 1.90 11.00 -7.70 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 521833.00 517413.00 521833.00 253983.00 SEK Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 690463.00 523433.00 690463.00 71581.00 SEK Million [+]
Personal Savings 31.42 15.16 32.89 -10.99 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 6.00 6.10 22.70 -3.20 percent [+]
Household Spending 0.10 0.90 3.20 -3.60 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 87.70 87.80 87.80 43.90 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 162.67 155.80 162.67 96.19 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.65 1.67 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.10 1.90 11.00 -7.70 1992 - 2018 percent Monthly
WDA, 2015=100




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