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. Retail Sales YoY in Argentina averaged 21.58 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.

Retail Sales YoY in Argentina is expected to be 15.00 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 18.00 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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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-04-25 08:00 PM Retail Sales YoY Feb 22.6% 25.0% 17%
2019-05-27 08:00 PM Retail Sales YoY Mar 26.9% 22.6% 15.5%
2019-06-25 08:30 PM Retail Sales YoY Apr 21.2% 28.4% 20%
2019-07-23 08:00 PM Retail Sales YoY May 28.4% 21.2% 30%
2019-08-23 07:00 PM Retail Sales YoY Jun 28.4% 24%
2019-09-24 07:00 PM Retail Sales YoY Jul 22%
2019-10-23 07:00 PM Retail Sales YoY Aug 18%


Argentina Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 41.90 44.20 60.97 28.44 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 25.90 60.30 60.30 -44.76 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 28.40 21.20 72.20 -40.30 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 500964.00 459458.00 578333.00 293850.00 ARS Million [+]
Households Debt To GDP 6.60 7.10 7.30 2.50 percent of GDP [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.00 0.94 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 [+]


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. This page provides the latest reported value for - Argentina Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Argentina Retail Sales YoY - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
28.40 21.20 72.20 -40.30 1998 - 2019 percent Monthly
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