South Africa Retail Sales YoY  2003-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Retail sales in South Africa rose 1.4 percent year-on-year in September of 2016 after being flat in August and above market expectations of a 1 percent increase. It is the highest increase in three months, boosted by sales of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores (10.9 percent); pharmaceuticals and medical goods, cosmetics and toiletries (6.5 percent); hardware, paint and glass (4.9 percent) and sales in all other retailers (3.4 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 0.6 percent. Considering the third quarter of the year, sales were down 0.2 percent. Retail Sales YoY in South Africa averaged 4.81 percent from 2003 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 15.50 percent in September of 2006 and a record low of -6.20 percent in April of 2009.

South Africa Retail Sales YoY
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-14 11:00 AM Jul 0.8% 1.4% 2% 1.5%
2016-10-19 11:00 AM Aug 0.2% 1.2% 0.8% 1.4%
2016-11-16 11:00 AM Sep 1.4% 0.0% 1% 0.7%
2016-12-14 11:00 AM Oct 1.4% 1%
2017-01-20 11:00 AM Nov
2017-02-17 11:00 AM Dec




South Africa Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -3.00 -11.00 23.00 -33.00 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.60 0.20 4.30 -4.80 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.40 0.00 15.50 -6.20 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1857815.00 1853083.00 1860807.00 260612.00 ZAR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 2538686.00 2492534.00 2538686.00 3393.00 ZAR Million [+]
Personal Savings -0.80 -0.80 23.80 -2.70 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 6.31 7.19 35.88 -2.35 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 10.50 10.50 25.50 5.50 percent [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 36.60 37.00 44.00 36.60 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 78.00 78.30 86.40 40.30 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.89 0.94 1.44 0.43 USD/Liter [+]



South Africa Retail Sales YoY Notes

In South Africa, 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. This page provides - South Africa Retail Sales YoY - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa 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
1.40 0.00 15.50 -6.20 2003 - 2016 percent Monthly
Constant Prices 2012