Retail sales in Taiwan increased 2.8 percent year-on-year in September 2018, following 0.6 percent gain in the previous month. Sales advanced faster for household supplies (2.9 percent vs 1.9 percent in August); pharmaceutical & medical goods (3.5 percent vs 2.4 percent) and fuel products (20.0 percent vs 15.7 percent); and rebounded for fabrics & clothes (2.3 percent vs -0.1 percent). In addition, sales fell less for autos & motorcycles (-1.4 percent vs -18.6 percent) and building materials (-0.9 percent vs -6.2 percent). Meantime, retail trade rose 2.6 percent for food, beverages & tobacco, unchanged from the preceding month; while sales for information & communications equipment & electrical household appliances dropped 6.0 percent (from -2.9 percent in August). On a monthly basis, retail sales went down 1.9 percent, the same as in the prior month. Retail Sales YoY in Taiwan averaged 2.91 percent from 2010 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 22.90 percent in January of 2011 and a record low of -8.37 percent in February of 2017.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-23 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 3.2% 4.9% 4.5%
2018-09-25 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 0.6% 3.6% 4.1%
2018-10-23 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 2.8% 0.6% -0.9%
2018-11-23 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 2.8% 1.2%
2018-12-24 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 3.5%


Taiwan Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 81.95 83.47 97.52 48.42 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales Mom -1.90 -1.90 13.32 -20.45 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.77 0.59 22.90 -8.37 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 2306965.00 2295213.00 2306965.00 362416.00 TWD Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 8721300.00 8400000.00 8721300.00 61500.00 TWD Million [+]
Personal Savings 1774100.00 1829500.00 1829500.00 6900.00 TWD Million [+]
Consumer Credit 8175513.00 8144892.00 8175513.00 741707.00 TWD Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.64 2.64 16.50 2.56 percent [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations 71.60 71.55 93.55 60.95 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations 76.25 76.75 92.90 61.10 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations 84.85 84.15 109.30 67.70 [+]
Consumer Confidence Price Trends 45.45 44.00 113.75 41.30 [+]
Consumer Confidence Unemployment Expectations 100.40 101.70 115.85 42.45 [+]


Taiwan Retail Sales YoY

In Taiwan, 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 - Taiwan Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Taiwan 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
2.77 0.59 22.90 -8.37 2010 - 2018 percent Monthly




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