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

Retail sales in South Africa declined 2.3 percent year-on-year in January of 2017 compared to an upwardly revised 1 percent gain in the previous month and missing market expectations of 1.2 percent gain. Sales went down for textiles, clothing and footwear (-5.3 percent from 10.6 percent in December) and continued to fall for other retailers (-4.3 percent from -4.7 percent), household furniture, appliances and equipment (-3.4 percent from -2.9 percent) and general dealers (-2.8 percent from -3.5 percent). In addition, sales rose at a slower pace for food, beverages and tobacco (0.3 percent from 6.3 percent) and hardware, paint and glass (1.9 percent from 3 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales fell 1.2 percent compared to an upwardly revised 2.5 percent drop in the previous month. In the three months to January retail sales increased 0.3 percent. Retail Sales YoY in South Africa averaged 4.71 percent from 2003 until 2017, 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-01-18 11:00 AM Nov 3.8% -0.2% -0.4% 0.5%
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 -2.3% -0.42%
2017-05-17 11:00 AM Mar -0.77%
2017-06-14 11:00 AM Apr -0.64%




South Africa Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -10.00 -3.00 23.00 -33.00 [+]
Retail Sales MoM -1.20 -2.50 4.30 -4.80 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY -2.30 1.00 15.50 -6.20 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 5.56 5.10 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 1.04 0.99 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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2.30 1.00 15.50 -6.20 2003 - 2017 percent Monthly
Constant Prices 2012