Sweden's retail trade increased by 3.5 percent from a year earlier in June 2020, following a 2.7 percent growth in the previous month, with sales rising for information and communication equipment (16.2 percent vs 13.9 percent), cultural and recreation goods (19.8 percent vs 16.9 percent) and other household equipment (14.5 percent vs 13.8 percent). Sales not in stores also rose (13.9 percent vs 27.7 percent) as well as trade at non-specialised stores (0.3 percent vs -0.7 percent). Meanwhile, trade at specialised stores for other goods dropped by 9.4 percent, compared to a 14.4 percent slump in May.

Retail Sales YoY in Sweden averaged 2.80 percent from 1992 until 2020, 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. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2020. source: Statistics Sweden

Retail Sales YoY in Sweden is expected to be -2.10 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 3.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sweden Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 3.00 percent in 2021 and 2.20 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Sweden Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.50 2.70 10.90 -7.70 1992 - 2020 percent Monthly
WDA, 2015=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-04-28 07:30 AM Mar 0.6% 3.7% -1.2%
2020-05-28 07:30 AM Apr -1.3% 1.1% -2%
2020-06-26 07:30 AM May 2.4% -1.4% -3.6%
2020-07-28 07:30 AM Jun 3.5% 2.7% 0.2%
2020-08-27 07:30 AM Jul 3.5%
2020-09-28 07:30 AM Aug
2020-10-28 08:30 AM Sep -2.1%
2020-11-27 08:30 AM Oct


News Stream
Swedish Retail Sales Rise at Faster Pace in June
Sweden's retail trade increased by 3.5 percent from a year earlier in June 2020, following a 2.7 percent growth in the previous month, with sales rising for information and communication equipment (16.2 percent vs 13.9 percent), cultural and recreation goods (19.8 percent vs 16.9 percent) and other household equipment (14.5 percent vs 13.8 percent). Sales not in stores also rose (13.9 percent vs 27.7 percent) as well as trade at non-specialised stores (0.3 percent vs -0.7 percent). Meanwhile, trade at specialised stores for other goods dropped by 9.4 percent, compared to a 14.4 percent slump in May.
2020-07-28
Sweden Retail Trade Recovers in May
Sweden's retail sales rose 2.4 percent from a year earlier in May of 2020, following an upwardly revised 1.4 percent decrease in April, as many shops reopened amid easing containment measures. A sharp increase in sales was observed for cultural & recreation goods (15.3 percent vs 3.6 percent in April). Also, those via mail orders or via Internet continued to rise markedly (33.6 percent vs 28.8 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail trade went up 0.5 percent, after an upwardly revised 0.4 percent increase in the previous month.
2020-06-26
Swedish Retail Trade Falls for First Time since 2018
Sweden's retail sales decreased 1.3 percent from a year earlier in April of 2020, following an upwardly revised 1.1 percent rise in the previous month. It was the first drop in retail activity since December of 2018, due to the coronavirus crisis despite the country decided to keep most of retail shops open. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail sales went up 0.2 percent, after a downwardly revised 1.5 percent decrease in the previous month and defying market expectations of a 2.1 percent decline.
2020-05-28
Swedish Retail Sales Rise the Least in 10 Months
Sweden's retail sales rose 0.6 percent year-on-year in March 2020, easing from an upwardly revised 3.7 percent gain in the previous month. It was the smallest increase in retail trade since May last year, as sales advanced less in specialised stores for information and communication equipment (15.3 percent vs 16.3 percent in February). Additionally, sales dropped in non-specialized stores (-8.6 percent vs 5.5 percent); other household equipment (-5.9 percent vs 4.1 percent); cultural & recreation gods (-8.4 percent vs 6.5 percent); other goods (-8.4 percent vs 1.2 percent); and other retail sale not in stores, stalls or markets (-7.3 percent vs 2.9 percent). Meanwhile, sales via mail order houses or via internet rose further (7.3 percent vs 7 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail trade fell 1.7 percent, after a 0.2 percent gain in February.
2020-04-28

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.