Retail sales in Poland jumped by 23.6 percent year-on-year in May of 2022, easing from a 33.4 percent surge in the previous month and slightly above market expectations of a 23.3 percent increase. Retail activity was driven by sales of solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels (53 percent) amid surging prices since the start of the war in Ukraine; food, beverages, and tobacco products (23.9 percent), textiles, clothing, and footwear (23.2 percent), and pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and orthopedic equipment. On the other hand, declines were recorded for motor vehicles, motorcycles, and parts (-3.1 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales were 0.4 percent higher. source: Central Statistical Office of Poland (GUS)

Retail Sales YoY in Poland averaged 7.32 percent from 2001 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 33.40 percent in April of 2022 and a record low of -22.60 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Poland Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Poland Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2022.

Retail Sales YoY in Poland is expected to be 4.10 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Poland Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 3.00 percent in 2023 and 2.80 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Poland Retail Sales YoY



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-23 08:00 AM Apr 33.4% 22% 30.6% 31.6%
2022-06-22 08:00 AM May 23.6% 33.4% 23.3% 22.7%
2022-07-21 08:00 AM Jun


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Consumer Confidence -43.80 -38.40 points Jun 2022
Retail Sales YoY 23.60 33.40 percent May 2022
Consumer Spending 385854.70 344074.60 PLN Million Mar 2022

Poland Retail Sales YoY
In Poland, 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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
23.60 33.40 33.40 -22.60 2001 - 2022 percent Monthly

News Stream
Polish Retail Sales Growth Above Forecasts
Retail sales in Poland jumped by 23.6 percent year-on-year in May of 2022, easing from a 33.4 percent surge in the previous month and slightly above market expectations of a 23.3 percent increase. Retail activity was driven by sales of solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels (53 percent) amid surging prices since the start of the war in Ukraine; food, beverages, and tobacco products (23.9 percent), textiles, clothing, and footwear (23.2 percent), and pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and orthopedic equipment. On the other hand, declines were recorded for motor vehicles, motorcycles, and parts (-3.1 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales were 0.4 percent higher.
2022-06-22
Polish Retail Sales Growth Above Forecasts
Retail sales in Poland surged by 33.4 percent year-on-year in April of 2022, picking up from a 22 percent rise in the previous month and above market expectations of a 30.6 percent increase. It was the strongest growth in retail activity since at least November of 2001, mainly boosted by sales of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels (57.9 percent); newspapers, books (47.9 percent); furniture, appliances and electronics (38.7 percent) and food, beverages & tobacco (24.6 percent). The only decline was recorded in sales of motor vehicles, motorcycles, parts (-4 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales increased by 2.1 percent.
2022-05-23
Poland Retail Trade Growth at 11-Month High
Retail sales in Poland advanced 22 percent year-on-year in March of 2022, picking up from 16.5 percent in the previous month and above market expectations of a 19.5 percent increase. It was the largest increase in sales since April of 2021, as retail accelerated for solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels (65.1 percent vs 46.6 percent), and textiles, clothing, and footwear (46.8 percent vs 6.5 percent), while it rose at a slower pace for food, beverages, and tobacco (8.7 percent vs 14 percent), and pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and orthopedic equipment (19.2 percent vs 20.6 percent). On the other hand, sales continued to decline for motor vehicles, motorcycles, and parts (-1.9 percent vs -14 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail trade also went up by 22 percent.
2022-04-22