Ireland's retail sales fell by 1.7 percent from a month earlier in July 2021, following a downwardly revised 2.6 percent growth in the previous month. The sectors which experienced the largest decreases in the month were books, newspapers & stationery (-21.6 percent), other retail sales (-19.6 percent), department stores (-17.2 percent), furniture & lighting (-8.7 percent), clothing, footwear & textiles (-5.3 percent) and pharmaceuticals, medical & cosmetic articles (-3.9 percent). Meanwhile, sales rose for bars (18.6 percent) and electrical goods (5.8 percent). On an annual basis, retail volumes were 5.2 percent higher in July. source: Central Statistics Office Ireland

Retail Sales MoM in Ireland averaged 0.32 percent from 2000 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 36.60 percent in June of 2020 and a record low of -37.30 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Ireland Retail Sales MoM - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Ireland Retail Sales MoM - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2021.

Retail Sales MoM in Ireland is expected to be 0.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Ireland Retail Sales MoM is projected to trend around 0.60 percent in 2022 and 0.30 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Ireland Retail Sales MoM

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.70 2.60 36.60 -37.30 2000 - 2021 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-05-28 10:00 AM Apr 7.4% -0.8% 1.5%
2021-06-28 10:00 AM May 1.8% 1.3% 1%
2021-07-28 10:00 AM Jun 3.3% 3.4% 0.3%
2021-08-27 10:00 AM Jul -1.7% 2.6% -2.2%
2021-09-28 10:00 AM Aug -1.7% 1.4%
2021-10-28 11:00 AM Sep
2021-11-26 11:00 AM Oct


News Stream
Irish Retail Sales Drop in July
Ireland's retail sales fell by 1.7 percent from a month earlier in July 2021, following a downwardly revised 2.6 percent growth in the previous month. The sectors which experienced the largest decreases in the month were books, newspapers & stationery (-21.6 percent), other retail sales (-19.6 percent), department stores (-17.2 percent), furniture & lighting (-8.7 percent), clothing, footwear & textiles (-5.3 percent) and pharmaceuticals, medical & cosmetic articles (-3.9 percent). Meanwhile, sales rose for bars (18.6 percent) and electrical goods (5.8 percent). On an annual basis, retail volumes were 5.2 percent higher in July.
2021-08-27
Irish Retail Trade Growth Slows in June
Ireland's retail trade growth slowed to 3.3 percent month-over-month in June 2021, from an upwardly revised 3.3 percent in May, with the largest monthly volume increases in sales being recorded in bars (553 percent), books, newspapers & stationery (169 percent), department stores (53.6 percent) and pharmaceuticals, medical & cosmetic articles (20.2 percent). The sectors which experienced decreases in the month were electrical goods (-3.7 percent), clothing, footwear & textiles (-1 percent) and non-specialised stores including supermarkets (-0.2 percent). On a yearly basis, retail sales rose 10.6 percent, easing from a 46.2 percent jump in May.
2021-07-28
Irish Retail Sales Rise at Faster Pace
Ireland's retail trade growth picked up to 1.8 percent month-over-month in May 2021, from a downwardly revised 1.3 percent in April, with the largest monthly volume increases in sales being recorded in clothing, footwear & textiles (198 percent) and department stores (197 percent). For the first time this year both sectors reopened - on May 10th by appointment only and fully on May 17th. The largest decreases in the month were in bars (-33.3 percent) and books, newspapers & stationery (-27.4 percent). On a yearly basis, retail sales jumped 44.0 percent in May, mainly due to a low base from a year ago.
2021-06-28
Ireland Retail Sales Retreat in March
Retail sales in Ireland retreated 1.9 percent from a month earlier in March of 2021, reversing from an upwardly revised 18.3 percent jump in February, as the nation slowly started to reopen from an over 100-day lockdown. The largest drops in volume were seen in electrical goods (-17.8 percent vs 23.7 percent in February); motor trades (-8.5 percent vs 19.7 percent); bars (-1.6 percent vs -15.0 percent); and food, beverages & tobacco in specialised stores (-1.3 percent vs 2.0 percent). On the contrary, sales went up mostly for books, newspapers & stationery (19.6 percent vs 18.7 percent); and department stores (17.1 percent vs -12.2 percent). On an annual basis, retail sales went up 8.5 percent, after a revised 0.1 percent gain in the previous month.
2021-04-28

Ireland Retail Sales MoM
In Ireland, the Retail sales report provides an aggregated measure of sales of retail goods and services over a specific time period. In Ireland, Retail sales are seasonal, volatile and relatively important to the overall economy.