Euro Area Retail Sales MoM  1995-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Eurozone's retail sales unexpectedly fell by 0.3 percent month-over-month in December 2016, following an upwardly revised 0.6 percent drop in November. The number missed market expectations of a 0.3 percent gain as sales fell for automotive fuel (-1.1 percent from +0.6 percent in November) and food, drinks and tobacco (-0.4 percent from -0.6 percent) and remained unchanged for non-food products. Among Member States for which data are available, the purchases dropped in Ireland (-2.7 percent) and Germany (-0.9 percent), and increased in France (+0.8 percent) and Spain (+0.1 percent). Considering the full year of 2016, retail trade grew by 1.8 percent after rising by 2.7 percent in 2015. 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)
2016-12-05 10:00 AM Oct 1.1% -0.4% 0.8% 0.4%
2017-01-06 10:00 AM Nov -0.4% 1.4% -0.4% -0.2%
2017-02-03 10:00 AM Dec -0.3% -0.6% 0.3% 0.3%
2017-03-03 10:00 AM Jan -0.3% 0.4%
2017-04-04 09:00 AM Feb 0.11%
2017-05-04 09:00 AM Mar 0.10%




Euro Area Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -6.20 -4.80 2.40 -34.30 [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.30 -0.60 1.80 -1.90 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.10 2.50 5.00 -4.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1380.09 1375.72 1380.09 1047.53 EUR Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1666307.00 1662368.00 1666307.00 1073620.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 12.62 12.62 14.67 11.98 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 12814255.90 12866185.00 13354186.10 4998832.40 EUR Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.31 2.33 6.52 2.31 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 618175.03 614930.66 648985.71 359891.93 EUR Million [+]
Economic Optimism Index 108.20 107.80 119.00 67.90 [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 58.90 58.90 63.70 45.10 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 94.14 94.72 97.54 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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.30 -0.60 1.80 -1.90 1995 - 2016 percent Monthly
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