Retail sales in Germany slumped 5.4% month-over-month in April of 2022, the biggest fall in a year and much worse than market forecasts of a 0.2% decline, on rising prices, especially for food, and as lockdowns in China exacerbated supply problems. Food sales fell by a record 7.7% and non-food sales declined by 4.4%, namely sales of textiles, clothing, and shoes (-4.3%) and sales at department stores (-7%). Purchases at petrol stations were also lower. On the other hand, online sales and mail-order retailing increased by 5.4%. Compared to the same month last year, retail sales edged 0.4% lower. source: Federal Statistical Office

Retail Sales MoM in Germany averaged 0.06 percent from 1994 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 12.60 percent in May of 2020 and a record low of -8.20 percent in January of 2021. This page provides the latest reported value for - Germany Retail Sales MoM - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Germany Retail Sales MoM - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2022.

Retail Sales MoM in Germany is expected to be 0.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Germany Retail Sales MoM is projected to trend around 0.50 percent in 2023 and 0.30 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Germany Retail Sales MoM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-02 06:00 AM Mar -0.1% 0.2% 0.3% 0.5%
2022-06-01 06:00 AM Apr -5.4% 0.9% -0.2% -0.3%
2022-06-30 06:00 AM May -5.4% 0.8% 0.8%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Retail Sales MoM -5.40 0.90 percent Apr 2022
Retail Sales YoY -0.40 -1.70 percent Apr 2022
Consumer Spending 415.98 413.80 EUR Billion Mar 2022
Disposable Personal Income 532.14 524.66 EUR Billion Mar 2022

Germany Retail Sales MoM
In Germany, the Retail sales report provides an aggregated measure of sales of retail goods and services over a specific time period. In Germany, Retail sales are seasonal, volatile and relatively important to the overall economy.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-5.40 0.90 12.60 -8.20 1994 - 2022 percent Monthly
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News Stream
Germany Retail Sales Sank 5.4%
Retail sales in Germany slumped 5.4% month-over-month in April of 2022, the biggest fall in a year and much worse than market forecasts of a 0.2% decline, on rising prices, especially for food, and as lockdowns in China exacerbated supply problems. Food sales fell by a record 7.7% and non-food sales declined by 4.4%, namely sales of textiles, clothing, and shoes (-4.3%) and sales at department stores (-7%). Purchases at petrol stations were also lower. On the other hand, online sales and mail-order retailing increased by 5.4%. Compared to the same month last year, retail sales edged 0.4% lower.
2022-06-01
Germany Retail Sales Unexpectedly Decline
Retail sales in Germany unexpectedly edged 0.1% lower month-over-month in March of 2022, compared to market forecasts of a 0.3% rise, as the war in Ukraine pushed prices up and hit the stock and demand for many products including cooking oil and flour. It follows a downwardly revised 0.2% rise in February. Sales of non-food items went down 2.6%, namely textiles, clothing, shoes and leather (-8.4%) and motor fuel (-11.5%). Retail sales of foodstuffs however, were up 2.9%. Compared to the same month a year ago, retail sales decreased 2.7%.
2022-05-02
German Retail Sales Rise Less than Forecast
Retail sales in Germany went up 0.3 percent from a month earlier in February of 2022, below market expectations of a 0.5 percent increase. After turnover had declined in December 2021, retail trade recovered in the first months of 2022 although the so-called ā€œ2Gā€ regulation, which restricts access to shops, still applied. Sales of food were almost unchanged while non-food sales rose 0.9 percent, with those in department stores surging 8.4 percent and online and mail-order sales up 1.8 percent. On the other hand, sales of textiles, clothing, shoes and leather goods decreased by 0.6 percent.
2022-03-31