Turkey’s retail trade decreased 3.4 percent from a year earlier in September 2018, following an upwardly revised 1.5 percent growth in the previous month. It was the first drop in retail sales since February 2017 and the steepest decline since September 2009, as sales fell for both automotive fuel (-4 percent vs 1.2 percent in August) and non-food products (-8.3 percent vs -0.5 percent), in particular computers, books, telecommunication equipment (-16.1 percent vs -2.1 percent) and electronics goods and furniture (-27.6 percent vs -11.5 percent). In addition, a slowdown was seen in sales via mail orders and internet (17.3 percent vs 23.9 percent) and medical goods & cosmetics trade (6.1 percent vs 20.6 percent), while purchases of textiles, clothing & footwear rose faster (22.9 percent vs 2.8 percent). Food, drinks and tobacco sales growth accelerated to 6.9 percent in September from 5.3 percent in August. On a monthly basis, retail trade slumped 4.6 percent. Retail Sales YoY in Turkey averaged 6.74 percent from 2006 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 24.70 percent in December of 2010 and a record low of -5.90 percent in June of 2009.

Retail Sales YoY in Turkey is expected to be -2.80 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 Turkey to stand at 3.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Turkey 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
2018-08-17 07:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 4.3% 5.1% 5.8%
2018-09-18 07:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 3.1% 4.6% 6.1%
2018-10-17 07:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 1.3% 2.8% 2.4%
2018-11-19 07:00 AM Retail Sales YoY -3.4% 1.5% 1%
2018-12-18 07:00 AM Retail Sales YoY -3.4% -4.2%
2019-01-09 07:00 AM Retail Sales YoY
2019-02-08 07:00 AM Retail Sales YoY -2.80%


Turkey Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 59.60 57.30 98.68 55.66 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -4.60 0.20 5.00 -7.30 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY -3.40 1.50 24.70 -5.90 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 269714419.80 262193661.70 282426440.20 101701774.50 TRY THO [+]
Private Sector Credit 1961712551.00 2054464804.00 2135603878.00 4762.10 TRY Thousand [+]
Consumer Credit 517637967.00 521319974.00 531736763.00 4110315.00 TRY THO [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.19 1.27 2.68 0.56 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To GDP 16.60 17.10 19.60 0.10 percent of GDP [+]
Economic Optimism Index 73.70 67.50 116.50 60.40 Index points [+]


Turkey Retail Sales YoY

In Turkey, 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 - Turkey Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Turkey Retail Sales YoY - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-3.40 1.50 24.70 -5.90 2006 - 2018 percent Monthly
WDA, 2015=100




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