Bulgaria’s retail sales increased 5.4 percent year-on-year in December of 2019, after rising 2.5 percent in the previous month. It was the largest gain in retail trade since October of last year, as sales advanced faster non-food products (10 percent vs 5.8 percent in November), particularly audio and video equipment; hardware, paints and glass; electrical household appliances (21.4 percent vs 14.7 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales rose 0.7 percent, after a 0.4 percent gain in the prior month.

Retail Sales YoY in Bulgaria averaged 6.85 percent from 2001 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 24.60 percent in March of 2007 and a record low of -12.50 percent in January of 2010. This page provides - Bulgaria Retail Sales YoY - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

Retail Sales YoY in Bulgaria is expected to be 2.50 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 Bulgaria to stand at 3.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bulgaria Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 4.50 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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Bulgaria Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.40 2.50 24.60 -12.50 2001 - 2019 percent Monthly
2015=100, WDA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-08 09:00 AM Sep 2.6% 2% 3.4%
2019-12-09 09:00 AM Oct 1.2% 2.6% 1.1%
2020-01-10 09:00 AM Nov 2.5% 0.9% 0.8%
2020-02-10 09:00 AM Dec 5.4% 2.5% 1.4%
2020-03-10 09:00 AM Jan 5.4%
2020-04-09 08:00 AM Feb
2020-05-08 08:00 AM Mar 2.5%
2020-06-07 08:00 AM Apr


News Stream
Bulgaria Retail Sales Rise the Most in 14 Months
Bulgaria’s retail sales increased 5.4 percent year-on-year in December of 2019, after rising 2.5 percent in the previous month. It was the largest gain in retail trade since October of last year, as sales advanced faster non-food products (10 percent vs 5.8 percent in November), particularly audio and video equipment; hardware, paints and glass; electrical household appliances (21.4 percent vs 14.7 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales rose 0.7 percent, after a 0.4 percent gain in the prior month.
2020-02-10
Bulgaria Retail Sales Rise Faster
Retail sales in Bulgaria increased 2.5 percent year-on-year in November of 2019, following a downwardly revised 0.9 percent rise in October. Sales rebounded for food, beverages and tobacco (2.1 percent vs -0.2 percent) and jumped 5.8 percent for non-food (+1.7 percent in October), due to audio and video equipment; hardware, paints and glass; electrical household appliances (14.7 percent vs 5.5 percent) and computers, peripheral units and software; telecommunications equipment (10 percent vs 7.9 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales rose 0.4 percent, after a 0.2 percent gain in October.
2020-01-10
Bulgaria Retail Sales Growth at 4-Month Low
Retail sales in Bulgaria increased 1.2 percent year-on-year in October 2019, slowing from a 2.6 percent rise in the previous month. It was the smallest annual gain in retail trade since June, as sales grew less for automotive fuel (1.6 percent vs 6.9 percent) while decreased for food, beverages & tobacco (-0.2 percent vs 1.3 percent). On the other hand, those of non-food products rose slightly faster (2.1 percent vs 2 percent), driven by textiles, clothing & footwear (8.9 percent vs 6.6 percent); computers, peripheral units & software; telecommunications equipment (8.8 percent vs 2.3 percent) and information and communication equipment (6.9 percent vs 4.7 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales went down 0.1 percent, after being flat in the previous month.
2019-12-09
Bulgaria Retail Trade Growth Picks Up to 2.6%
Retail sales in Bulgaria rose 2.6 percent year-on-year in September 2019, following a 2 percent increase in the previous month. Sales advanced faster for food, beverages & tobacco (1.3 percent vs 0.9 percent in August) and automotive fuel (6.9 percent vs 3.6 percent). Meanwhile, non-food products sales climbed 2 percent, unchanged from the prior month, driven by sales of textiles, clothing, footwear and leather goods (6.6 percent vs 8.5 percent); audio and video equipment; hardware, paints and glass; electrical household appliances (6.6 percent vs 5.7 percent); computers, peripheral units and software; telecommunications equipment (2.3 percent vs 2 percent) and information and communication equipment (4.7 percent vs 3.9 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales edged up 0.3 percent, rebounding from a 0.3 percent fall in August.
2019-11-08

Bulgaria Retail Sales YoY
In Bulgaria, 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.