Euro Area Retail Sales YoY  1996-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Retail Sales In the Euro Area increased 1.10 percent in September of 2016 over the same month in the previous year. Retail Sales YoY in Euro Area averaged 1.04 percent from 1996 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 5.00 percent in November of 1998 and a record low of -4.60 percent in February of 2009.

Euro Area Retail Sales YoY
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-05 09:00 AM Jul 2.9% 1.7% 1.9% 2%
2016-10-05 09:00 AM Aug 0.6% 1.8% 1.5% 2.1%
2016-11-07 10:00 AM Sep 1.1% 1.2% 1.6% 1.4%
2016-12-05 10:00 AM Oct 1.1% 1.7% 1.9%
2017-01-06 10:00 AM Nov
2017-02-03 10:00 AM Dec




Euro Area Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -6.10 -8.00 2.40 -34.30 [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.20 -0.20 1.80 -1.90 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.10 1.20 5.00 -4.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1373.66 1370.68 1373.66 1047.56 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 12764469.50 12805349.80 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 YoY 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 YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Retail Sales YoY - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.10 1.20 5.00 -4.60 1996 - 2016 percent Monthly