South Africa Retail Sales YoY  2003-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

South African retail sales decreased by 1.7 percent year-on-year in February, easing from a 2.3 percent drop in the previous month and slightly better than market expectations of a 1.8 percent fall. Sales declined the most for textiles, clothing, footwear and leather goods (-7.6 percent from -5.8 percent in January), followed by household furniture, appliances and equipment (-6.5 percent from -3.1 percent) and hardware, paint and glass (-5.5 percent from 2 percent). Seasonally adjusted retail trade sales increased by 0.8 percent from the previous month after falling by 1.2 percent in January. Retail Sales YoY in South Africa averaged 4.64 percent from 2003 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 15.50 percent in September of 2006 and a record low of -6.40 percent in April of 2009.

South Africa Retail Sales YoY
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-02-15 11:00 AM Dec 0.9% 3.1% 0.2%
2017-03-15 11:00 AM Jan -2.3% 1% 1.2% 1%
2017-04-12 11:00 AM Feb -1.7% -2.3% -1.8% -1%
2017-05-17 11:00 AM Mar -1.7% -1.39%
2017-06-14 11:00 AM Apr -1.37%
2017-07-12 11:00 AM May -1.43%




South Africa Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -10.00 -3.00 23.00 -33.00 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.80 -1.20 4.40 -5.00 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY -1.70 -2.30 15.50 -6.40 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1875986.00 1865899.00 1875986.00 260612.00 ZAR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 2626536.00 2588841.00 2626536.00 3393.00 ZAR Million [+]
Personal Savings -0.50 -0.80 23.80 -2.70 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 5.26 5.52 35.88 -2.35 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 10.50 10.50 25.50 5.50 percent [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 34.70 35.30 44.00 34.70 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 74.40 78.00 86.40 40.30 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.01 1.04 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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.70 -2.30 15.50 -6.40 2003 - 2017 percent Monthly
Constant Prices 2012