Sweden's retail trade dropped 1.1 percent from a year earlier in December 2018, following an upwardly revised 1.1 percent growth in the previous month. It was the steepest decline in retail trade since April 2010, with sales via mail order houses or via internet falling the most (-20.9 percent vs -12.1 percent), followed by information and communication equipment (-2.9 percent vs 13.3 percent), other household equipment (-1.1 percent vs 3.6 percent) and other goods (-0.9 percent vs 1.2 percent). By contrast, trade at stalls or markets jumped 17.1 percent (vs 6.5 percent in November) and sales of cultural and recreation goods rose 2.4 percent (vs 3.7 percent in November). On a monthly basis, retail trade slumped 1.4 percent, the most since March 2013, after a revised 1 percent advance in November. Retail Sales YoY in Sweden averaged 2.82 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.

Retail Sales YoY in Sweden is expected to be 2.50 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 2.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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 -0.1% 2.3% 2.3%
2018-12-21 08:30 AM Retail Sales YoY 1.1% 0% 1.9%
2019-01-25 08:30 AM Retail Sales YoY -1.1% 1.4% 1.6%
2019-02-28 08:30 AM Retail Sales YoY -1.1%
2019-03-28 07:30 AM Retail Sales YoY
2019-04-26 07:30 AM Retail Sales YoY 2.5%


Sweden Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 92.00 96.10 122.10 43.20 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -1.40 1.00 4.70 -6.80 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY -1.10 1.40 11.00 -7.70 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 514511.00 519895.00 519895.00 253983.00 SEK Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 530518.00 690463.00 690463.00 71581.00 SEK Million [+]
Personal Savings 14.61 31.42 32.89 -10.99 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 5.30 5.50 22.70 -3.20 percent [+]
Household Spending -0.80 0.00 3.40 -3.70 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 88.40 87.70 88.40 43.90 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 162.67 155.80 162.67 96.19 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.53 1.49 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 February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.10 1.40 11.00 -7.70 1992 - 2018 percent Monthly
WDA, 2015=100




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