Retail sales in Croatia rose 4.5 percent year-on-year in December 2019, accelerating from a 2.5 percent increase in the previous month. It is the highest annual retail trade growth since June, as non-food sales advanced 6.8 percent, faster than a 5.5 percent gain in November. Meantime, food sales growth slowed to 2.3 percent from 3.4 percent in the prior month. On a monthly basis, retail sales went up 0.9 percent, following a 0.3 percent gain in November. For full 2019, retail trade advanced 3.6 percent when compared to 2018.

Retail Sales YoY in Croatia averaged 3.35 percent from 2001 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 20.60 percent in August of 2001 and a record low of -15.20 percent in May of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - Croatia Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.

Retail Sales YoY in Croatia is expected to be 4.10 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 Croatia to stand at 3.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Croatia Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 3.50 percent in 2021 and 3.20 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.


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Croatia Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.50 2.50 20.60 -15.20 2001 - 2019 percent Monthly
WDA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-30 10:00 AM Retail Sales YoY Sep 3.5% 1.2% 2.1%
2019-11-29 10:00 AM Retail Sales YoY Oct 3.1% 3.5% 4.1%
2019-12-30 10:00 AM Retail Sales YoY Nov 2.5% 3.1% 2.5%
2020-01-30 10:00 AM Retail Sales YoY Dec 4.5% 2.5% 3.5%
2020-03-11 10:00 AM Retail Sales YoY Jan 4.5% 3.3%
2020-03-30 10:00 AM Retail Sales YoY Feb
2020-04-30 09:00 AM Retail Sales YoY Mar 4%
2020-05-29 09:00 AM Retail Sales YoY Apr


News Stream
Croatia Retail Trade Growth at 6-Month High
Retail sales in Croatia rose 4.5 percent year-on-year in December 2019, accelerating from a 2.5 percent increase in the previous month. It is the highest annual retail trade growth since June, as non-food sales advanced 6.8 percent, faster than a 5.5 percent gain in November. Meantime, food sales growth slowed to 2.3 percent from 3.4 percent in the prior month. On a monthly basis, retail sales went up 0.9 percent, following a 0.3 percent gain in November. For full 2019, retail trade advanced 3.6 percent when compared to 2018.
2020-01-30
Croatia Retail Sales Rise at Slower Pace
Croatia's retail trade growth slowed to 2.5 percent year-on-year in November 2019 from 3.1 percent in the previous month, as sales rose at a softer pace for food, beverages and tobacco (3.4 percent vs 4.1 percent) and automotive fuel (4.4 percent vs 4.5 percent). On the other hand, non-food retail trade advanced 5.5 percent, faster than 5.0 percent in October. On a monthly basis, sales rose 0.3 percent, following a 0.1 percent gain in the previous month.
2019-12-30
Croatia Retail Trade Grows at a Slower Pace
Retail sales in Croatia increased 3.1 percent year-on-year in October of 2019, slightly below a 3.5 percent gain in September. Sales of non-food products slowed (5 percent compared to 7.7 percent in September) while those of food, beverages & tobacco rose faster (4.1 percent compared to 2.3 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade went up 0.1 percent, after a 2 percent jump in the prior month.
2019-11-29
Croatia Retail Sales Rise 3.5% YoY in September
Retail sales in Croatia increased 3.5 percent year-on-year in September 2019, following a 1.2 percent gain in the previous month. Sales of non-food products rose further (7.7 percent compared to 1.1 percent in August) while those of food, beverages & tobacco slowed (2.3 percent compared to 3.5 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade went up 2 percent, rebounding from a 0.9 percent fall in the prior month.
2019-10-30

Croatia Retail Sales YoY
In Croatia, 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.