Euro Area Retail Sales MoM  1995-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Retail Sales in the Euro Area increased by 1.1 percent month-over-month in October 2016, following an upwardly revised 0.4 percent drop in the previous month and beating market expectations of 0.8 percent gain. It was the highest reading since August 2014, boosted by a 2.3 percent rise in sales of non-food products (-1.2 percent in September). By contrast, sales of food, drinks, tobacco increased at a slower 0.2 percent (from +0.5 percent in September); and those of fuel declined by 1 percent (from +0.1 percent). Retail Sales MoM in the Euro Area averaged 0.09 percent from 1995 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 1.80 percent in January of 1998 and a record low of -1.90 percent in May of 2011.

Euro Area Retail Sales MoM
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-10-05 09:00 AM Aug -0.1% 0.3% -0.3% -0.1%
2016-11-07 10:00 AM Sep -0.2% -0.2% -0.2% 0.3%
2016-12-05 10:00 AM Oct 1.1% -0.4% 0.8% 0.4%
2017-01-06 10:00 AM Nov 1.1% -0.23%
2017-02-03 10:00 AM Dec 0.11%
2017-03-03 10:00 AM Jan 0.22%




Euro Area Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -6.10 -8.00 2.40 -34.30 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 1.10 -0.40 1.80 -1.90 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.40 1.00 5.00 -4.70 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1380.09 1375.72 1380.09 1047.53 EUR Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1662368.00 1652797.00 1662368.00 1073620.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 12.75 12.57 14.67 11.98 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 12794204.30 12763301.60 13354469.00 4998832.00 EUR Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.35 2.38 6.52 2.35 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 613498.11 610093.72 648986.00 359892.00 EUR Million [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 59.00 59.30 64.70 47.00 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 93.96 94.67 97.55 71.02 percent [+]



Euro Area Retail Sales MoM Notes

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). 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.10 -0.40 1.80 -1.90 1995 - 2016 percent Monthly
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