Retail Sales In the Euro Area increased 2.20 percent in November of 2019 over the same month in the previous year.

Retail Sales YoY in the Euro Area averaged 1.13 percent from 1996 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 6 percent in July of 2000 and a record low of -4.60 percent in February of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - Euro Area Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. source: Eurostat

Retail Sales YoY in Euro Area is expected to be 1.50 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 Euro Area to stand at 1.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Euro Area Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 2.30 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Euro Area Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.20 1.70 6.00 -4.60 1996 - 2019 percent Monthly

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-03 09:00 AM Aug 2.1% 2.2% 1.9% 2.1%
2019-11-06 10:00 AM Sep 3.1% 2.7% 2.5% 2.4%
2019-12-05 10:00 AM Oct 1.4% 2.7% 2.2% 1.8%
2020-01-07 10:00 AM Nov 2.2% 1.7% 1.3% 1.5%
2020-02-05 10:00 AM Dec 2.2% 1.5%


Euro Area Retail Sales YoY
In the Euro Area, retail sales show the evolution of the total amount of goods sold. Among them, food drinks and tobacco account for the highest share (39.3 percent); followed by electrical goods and furniture (12.0 percent share); computer equipment books and other (11.4 percent share); pharmaceutical and medical goods (9.9 percent share); textiles, clothing, footwear (9.2 percent share); auto fuel (9.1 percent share); other non-food products (6.0 percent share) and mail orders and internet (2.9 percent share). Among countries, Germany has the highest weight (25.9 percent), followed by France (21.7 percent), Italy (16.1 percent) and Spain (11.4 percent). Others are Netherlands (5.2 percent); Belgium (4.3 percent); Greece (3.0 percent); Austria (2.8 percent); Portugal (2.4 percent); Finland (1.8 percent); Ireland (1.7 percent); Luxembourg and Slovakia (0.8 percent each); Slovenia (0.6 percent); Lithuania (0.4 percent); Latvia and Cyprus (0.3 percent); Estonia (0.2 percent) and Malta (0.1 percent).

Euro Area Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -8.10 -8.10 -1.40 -23.90 points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 1.00 -0.30 2.80 -2.00 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.20 1.70 6.00 -4.60 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1527.11 1519.39 1527.11 1102.53 EUR Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1813179.00 1792635.00 1813179.00 1059295.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 13.04 13.30 14.18 11.43 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 11438737.00 11423245.00 11438737.00 3241298.00 EUR Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 1.91 1.92 6.52 1.89 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 718804.94 717037.34 718804.94 359891.93 EUR Million [+]
Economic Optimism Index 101.50 101.20 118.00 68.20 [+]
Households Debt To GDP 57.80 57.50 64.20 46.30 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 93.49 94.00 98.13 71.02 percent [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions -5.30 -9.20 -2.80 -65.40 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations -0.50 -4.10 4.20 -43.70 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations -0.70 -0.90 4.90 -13.40 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations -17.30 -18.10 -12.00 -28.20 [+]
Consumer Confidence Price Trends 20.50 19.40 54.80 -12.50 points [+]
Consumer Confidence Savings Expectations -3.50 -5.20 1.30 -17.50 [+]
Consumer Confidence Unemployment Expectations 0.60 3.00 68.80 -1.70 [+]