Retail sales in the Euro Area decreased 1.3% month-over-month in April of 2022, the first decline so far this year and compared to market forecasts of a 0.3% rise. Sales of food, drinks and tobacco dropped 2.6%, in a sign rising prices started to weigh on consumers' affordability. Sales of non-food products also declined (-0.7%) but spending on auto fuel increased 1.9%. Among the bloc's largest economies, the biggest decreases was seen in Germany (-5.4%). Year-on-year, retail sales in the Eurozone rose 3.9%. source: EUROSTAT

Retail Sales MoM in the Euro Area averaged 0.11 percent from 1995 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 19.60 percent in May of 2020 and a record low of -11.50 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Euro Area Retail Sales MoM - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Retail Sales MoM - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2022.

Retail Sales MoM in Euro Area is expected to be 1.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Euro Area Retail Sales MoM is projected to trend around 0.60 percent in 2023 and 0.50 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Euro Area Retail Sales MoM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-04 09:00 AM Mar -0.4% 0.4% -0.1% 0.2%
2022-06-03 09:00 AM Apr -1.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.2%
2022-07-06 09:00 AM May -1.3% 0.4% -0.5%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Retail Sales MoM -1.30 0.30 percent Apr 2022
Retail Sales YoY 3.90 1.60 percent Apr 2022
Consumer Spending 1491.57 1501.62 EUR Billion Mar 2022
Disposable Personal Income 1875766.00 1889142.00 EUR Million Dec 2021
Personal Savings 13.34 15.03 percent Dec 2021
Households Debt To Income 96.79 96.19 percent Dec 2021

Euro Area Retail Sales MoM
In the Euro Area, retail sales show the evolution of the total amount of goods sold. Among them, food drinks and tobacco account for the highest share (39.3 percent); followed by electrical goods and furniture (12.0 percent share); computer equipment books and other (11.4 percent share); pharmaceutical and medical goods (9.9 percent share); textiles, clothing, footwear (9.2 percent share); auto fuel (9.1 percent share); other non-food products (6.0 percent share) and mail orders and internet (2.9 percent share). Among countries, Germany has the highest weight (25.9 percent), followed by France (21.7 percent), Italy (16.1 percent) and Spain (11.4 percent). Others are Netherlands (5.2 percent); Belgium (4.3 percent); Greece (3.0 percent); Austria (2.8 percent); Portugal (2.4 percent); Finland (1.8 percent); Ireland (1.7 percent); Luxembourg and Slovakia (0.8 percent each); Slovenia (0.6 percent); Lithuania (0.4 percent); Latvia and Cyprus (0.3 percent); Estonia (0.2 percent) and Malta (0.1 percent).
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.30 0.30 19.60 -11.50 1995 - 2022 percent Monthly
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News Stream
Euro Area Retail Sales Unexpectedly Drop in April
Retail sales in the Euro Area decreased 1.3% month-over-month in April of 2022, the first decline so far this year and compared to market forecasts of a 0.3% rise. Sales of food, drinks and tobacco dropped 2.6%, in a sign rising prices started to weigh on consumers' affordability. Sales of non-food products also declined (-0.7%) but spending on auto fuel increased 1.9%. Among the bloc's largest economies, the biggest decreases was seen in Germany (-5.4%). Year-on-year, retail sales in the Eurozone rose 3.9%.
2022-06-03
Euro Area Retail Sales Fall More than Expected
Retail sales in the Euro Area declined 0.4% mom in March of 2022, more than market expectations of a 0.1% drop, as soaring consumer prices weigh on the purchasing power and consumers start to cut on some spending. Sales of auto fuel sank 2.9% and sales of non-food products went down 1.2%, with mail and internet orders dropping 4.3%. In contrast, purchases of food, drinks and tobacco increased 0.8%. Among the bloc's biggest economies, retail sales fell in Germany (-0.1%), France (-1.9%) and Spain (-4%). Compared to a year earlier, retail sale increased a meagre 0.8%, the smallest annual gain in a year and well below market forecasts of a 1.4% rise.
2022-05-04
Euro Area Retail Sales Rise Less than Expected
Retail sales in the Euro Area increased 0.3% mom in February of 2022, following a 0.2% rise in January and half market expectations of a 0.6% gain. Sales of auto fuel rebounded and surged 3.2%, following a 1.8% drop in January, amid soaring energy prices. On the other hand, sales of non-food products rose 0.8%, below 1.1% in the previous month and sales of food, drinks and tobacco extended the decline (-0.5% vs -0.2%). The inflation rate in the Euro Area continues to break fresh record highs and hit 7.5% in March, which is weighing on the consumers' purchasing power. As a result, retail sales are likely to slow even further in the coming months, due to the uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine and as consumers would need to cut on some spending to compensate for more expensive energy, houses and food. Compared with the previous year, retail sales were up 5%.
2022-04-07