Retail sales in Argentina jumped 59.1 percent year-on-year in October of 2019, after a 45.4 percent rise in the previous month. It was the largest gain in retail trade since February 2003, as sales accelerated for sports clothing & accessories (67.8 percent from 62.8 percent in September); clothing, footwear & leather goods (50.5 percent vs 43 percent); furnishings & household equipment (69.4 percent vs 43.6 percent); perfumery & pharmacy (69.4 percent vs 68.7 percent); electronics & appliances (66.3 percent vs 43.4 percent); food (55 percent vs 41.4 percent); toys (43 percent vs 25.2 percent)l; bookstore & stationery (47.9 percent vs 34 percent), and recreation & culture (104.5 percent vs 31 percent). On real terms, sales increased 5.2 percent, following a 3.8 percent fall in the prior month. It was the first climb in sixteen months. Retail Sales YoY in Argentina averaged 22.05 percent from 1998 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 72.20 percent in January of 2003 and a record low of -40.30 percent in January of 2002. source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INDEC)

Retail Sales YoY in Argentina is expected to be 30.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Retail Sales YoY in Argentina to stand at 21.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Argentina Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 17.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Argentina Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
59.10 45.40 72.20 -40.30 1998 - 2019 percent Monthly
Current Prices, NSA



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-09-24 07:00 PM Jul 35.8% 44.7% 22%
2019-10-23 07:00 PM Aug 45.9% 35.8% 23%
2019-11-27 07:30 PM Sep 45.4% 43.4% 33%
2019-12-26 07:00 PM Oct 59.1% 45.4% 40%
2020-01-23 07:00 PM Nov 59.1% 55%


News Stream
2019-11-27
Argentina Retail Sales Gain Steam
Retail sales in Argentina jumped 45.4 percent year-on-year in September of 2019, after a downwardly revised 43.4 percent rise in the previous month. It was the largest gain in retail trade since July 2015, as sales accelerated for sports clothing & accessories (62.8 percent from 52.9 percent in August); clothing, footwear & leather goods (43 percent vs 41 percent); furnishings & household equipment (43.6 percent vs 39.5 percent); perfumery & pharmacy (68.7 percent vs 65.6 percent); electronics & appliances (43.4 percent vs 34 percent); and toys (25.2 percent vs 22.4 percent). Meanwhile, sales slowed for food (41.4 percent vs 45.9 percent); bookstore & stationery (34 percent vs 34.9 percent); and recreation & culture (31 percent vs 53.5 percent). On real terms, sales declined 3.8 percent, following a 6.6 percent fall in the prior month.

2019-10-23
Argentina Retail Sales Rise the Most in Over 4 Years
Retail sales in Argentina jumped 45.9 percent year-on-year in August of 2019, after a 35.8 percent rise in the previous month. It was the largest gain in retail trade since July 2015, as sales advanced further for food (46.5 percent vs 33.8 percent in July); clothing, footwear & leather goods (44.9 percent vs 36.7 percent); sports clothing & accessories (61.0 percent from 45.4 percent); furnishings & household equipment (39.4 percent vs 37.4 percent); toys (26.5 percent vs 13.5 percent); bookstore & stationery (35.2 percent vs 23.8 percent); recreation & culture (54.4 percent vs 32 percent); perfumery & pharmacy (68.8 percent vs 60.6 percent), and electronics & appliances (32.3 percent vs 29.8 percent). On real terms, sales declined 6.7 percent, following a 9.8 percent decline in the prior month.

2019-09-24
Argentina Retail Trade Growth Slows in July
Retail sales in Argentina climbed 35.8 percent year-on-year in July of 2019, easing from a 44.7 percent rise in the previous month. Sales advanced at a slower pace for food (33.8 percent vs 52.6 percent in June); clothing, footwear & leather goods (36.7 percent vs 44.2 percent); sports clothing & accessories (45.4 percent from 52.4 percent); furnishings & household equipment (37.4 percent vs 59 percent); toys (13.5 percent vs 43.3 percent); bookstore & stationery (23.8 percent vs 57.1 percent); recreation & culture (32 percent vs 84.4 percent); and perfumery & pharmacy (60.6 percent vs 85.7 percent). In contrast, sales went up further for electronics & appliances (29.8 percent vs 11.7 percent). On real terms, sales plunged 9.8 percent, following a 6.1 percent decline in the previous month.

2019-08-23
Argentina Retail Trade Growth at 4-Year High
Retail sales in Argentina surged 44.7 percent year-on-year in June of 2019, following a 28.4 percent rise in the previous month. It was the highest gain in retail trade since July of 2015, as sales advanced faster for clothing, footwear and leather goods (44.2 percent from 37.1 percent in May) and food (52.6 percent from 35.8 percent). Also, sales rebounded for electronics & appliances (11.7 percent from -24.1 percent) while sales of sports clothing & accessories slowed (52.4 percent from 53.7 percent). On real terms, retail sales fell 6.1 percent, after a 18.7 percent slump in May.

2019-07-23
Argentina Retail Sales Rise 28.4% YoY in May
Argentina's retail trade increased 28.4 percent year-on-year in May 2019, following a 21.2 percent rise in the previous month. Sales rose further bookstore & stationery (41.6 percent vs 32.6 percent in April); furnishings, decoration & textiles for home (36.4 percent vs 20.2 percent); perfumery & pharmacy (77.4 percent vs 70.2 percent); sports accessories & clothing (53.7 percent vs 44.5 percent); and footwear & leather goods (37.1 percent vs 25.4 percent). In contrast, sales of toys advanced 15.1 percent, easing from a 16.7 percent gain April. On real terms, retail sales plunged 18.7 percent, after declining 22.9 percent in the prior month.

2019-06-25
Argentina Retail Sales at 5-Month Low
Argentina's retail trade increased 21.2 percent year-on-year in April 2019, following an upwardly revised 28.4 percent rise in the previous month. It slowest growth rate in 5 months, as sales grew at a slower pace for bookstore & stationery (32.6 percent vs 34.3 percent in March), toys (16.7 percent vs 32.4 percent), sports accessories & clothing (44.5 percent vs 52.9 percent), and footwear & leather goods (25.4 percent vs 30.3 percent). In contrast, growth increased for furnishings, decoration & textiles for home (20.2 percent vs 13.4 percent), and perfumery & pharmacy (70.2 percent vs 65.8 percent). On real terms, retail sales plunged 22.9 percent (vs -15.7 percent), falling for the tenth straight month.


Argentina Retail Sales YoY
In Argentina, retail sales measure the annual change in the value of retail sales in shopping malls in the greater Buenos Aires area.

Argentina Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 42.40 41.40 60.97 28.44 points [+]
Retail Sales YoY 59.10 45.40 72.20 -40.30 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 476613.00 531077.00 578333.00 293850.00 ARS Million [+]
Households Debt To GDP 5.60 6.10 7.30 2.50 percent of GDP [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.89 0.80 1.46 0.60 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions 30.10 28.47 56.81 23.24 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations 54.85 55.61 73.73 42.54 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations 45.11 45.31 67.70 28.31 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations 28.69 26.22 56.94 7.74 [+]