Retail sales in Bulgaria rose 20.2 percent year-on-year in July of 2021, easing from a 22.7 percent increase in the previous month. It was the third straight month of slowing retail activity. Sales rose at a slower pace for non-food products (21.8 percent vs 29.3 percent in June), mainly computers, software and telecommunications equipment (24.3 percent vs 37.5 percent); household appliances (15.4 percent vs 19.2 percent); mail order houses or via internet (15.9 percent vs 22.3 percent) and automotive fuel in specialized stores (14.5 percent vs 15.9 percent) and sales fell for textiles, clothing, footwear, and leather goods (-2.7 percent vs 10.5 percent). Meanwhile sales advanced faster for food, beverages and tobacco (21 percent vs 16.7 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales edged up 1 percent, easing from a downwardly revised 1.4 percent increase in June. source: National Statistical Institute, Bulgaria

Retail Sales YoY in Bulgaria averaged 6.37 percent from 2001 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 25.90 percent in April of 2021 and a record low of -20.60 percent in May of 2020. This page provides - Bulgaria Retail Sales YoY - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Bulgaria Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2021.

Retail Sales YoY in Bulgaria is expected to be 17.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Bulgaria Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 6.00 percent in 2022 and 4.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Bulgaria Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
20.20 22.70 25.90 -20.60 2001 - 2021 percent Monthly
2015=100, WDA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-10 08:00 AM Apr 25.9% 17.3% 25%
2021-07-09 08:00 AM May 23.9% 25.9% 18.9%
2021-08-10 08:00 AM Jun 22.7% 23.9% 17.5%
2021-09-10 08:00 AM Jul 20.2% 22.7% 20.3%
2021-10-08 08:00 AM Aug
2021-11-10 09:00 AM Sep
2021-12-10 09:00 AM Oct


News Stream
Bulgaria Retail Trade Growth Eases For 3rd Month
Retail sales in Bulgaria rose 20.2 percent year-on-year in July of 2021, easing from a 22.7 percent increase in the previous month. It was the third straight month of slowing retail activity. Sales rose at a slower pace for non-food products (21.8 percent vs 29.3 percent in June), mainly computers, software and telecommunications equipment (24.3 percent vs 37.5 percent); household appliances (15.4 percent vs 19.2 percent); mail order houses or via internet (15.9 percent vs 22.3 percent) and automotive fuel in specialized stores (14.5 percent vs 15.9 percent) and sales fell for textiles, clothing, footwear, and leather goods (-2.7 percent vs 10.5 percent). Meanwhile sales advanced faster for food, beverages and tobacco (21 percent vs 16.7 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales edged up 1 percent, easing from a downwardly revised 1.4 percent increase in June.
2021-09-10
Bulgaria Retail Trade Growth Continues to Ease in June
Retail sales in Bulgaria rose 22.7 percent year-on-year in June of 2021, easing from a 23.9 percent increase in the previous month. Sales slowed for non-food products (29.3 percent vs 32.0 percent in May), mainly for textile, clothing & footwear (10.5 percent vs 117.4 percent) and automotive fuel in specialised stores (15.9 percent vs 26.9 percent). On the other hand, sales advanced for food, beverages & tobacco (16.7 percent vs 13.1 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail trade edged up 1.5 percent, followed by an upwardly revised 1.6 percent rise in the prior month.
2021-08-10
Bulgaria Retail Trade Growth Slows in May
Retail sales in Bulgaria rose 23.9 percent year-on-year in May of 2021, following a 25.9 percent increase in the previous month which was the largest record for Bulgaria’s retail trade activity. Sales advanced less for non-food products (32.0 percent vs 40.5 percent in April), particularly for textile, clothing & footwear (113.9 percent vs 190.1 percent) and automotive fuel in specialised stores (26.9 percent vs 41.2 percent) while it grew faster for food, beverages & tobacco (13.1 percent vs 6.0 percent). On a seasonally adjusted basis, retail trade picked up 1.4 percent, followed by an upwardly revised 1.4 percent gain in the previous month.
2021-07-09
Bulgaria Retail Trade Growth Accelerates in March
Retail sales in Bulgaria jumped 17.3 percent year-on-year in March of 2021, the first increase in 13 months and the biggest gain since July of 2007, due to a low base effect from last year when the coronavirus pandemic abruptly dragged retail sales down. Biggest increases were seen in sales of non-food products (34 percent vs 4.7 percent), namely for textiles, clothing and footwear (131.3 percent vs 1.6 percent) and sales rebounded for auto fuel (24.8 percent vs -15.1 percent). In contrast, retail sales of food, beverage & tobacco continued to decline (-2.3 percent vs -0.6 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade advanced 0.8 percent, after a downwardly revised 0.1 percent fall in the previous month.
2021-05-10

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.