Retail sales in Ireland increased 1.3 percent from a month earlier in August of 2020, easing from an upwardly revised 4.3 percent rise in July. It was the fourth consecutive monthly gain in retail trade activity, as sales rose for books, newspapers & stationery (22.5 percent); bars (18.1 percent); department stores (12.9 percent); motor trades (5.7 percent) and furniture & lighting (3.5 percent). On the other hand, sales fell in food, beverages & tobacco (-1.4 percent); clothing, footwear & textiles (-0.9 percent) and other retail sales (-0.1 percent). On a yearly basis, retail sales climbed 9.1 percent, easing slightly from a 9.2 percent gain in the previous month.

Retail Sales MoM in Ireland averaged 0.31 percent from 2000 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 38.60 percent in June of 2020 and a record low of -35.80 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Ireland Retail Sales MoM - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Ireland Retail Sales MoM - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2020. source: Central Statistics Office Ireland

Retail Sales MoM in Ireland is expected to be -2.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Retail Sales MoM in Ireland to stand at 0.30 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ireland Retail Sales MoM is projected to trend around 0.70 percent in 2021 and 0.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Ireland Retail Sales MoM

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.30 4.30 38.60 -35.80 2000 - 2020 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-06-29 10:00 AM May 29.5% -35.8% 15.9%
2020-07-28 10:00 AM Jun 38.4% 32.5% 0.6%
2020-08-28 10:00 AM Jul 1.5% 38.6% 2.3%
2020-09-28 10:00 AM Aug 1.3% 4.3% -0.8%
2020-10-28 11:00 AM Sep 1.3% -2%
2020-11-27 11:00 AM Oct


News Stream
Irish Retail Sales Recover for 4th Straight Month
Retail sales in Ireland increased 1.3 percent from a month earlier in August of 2020, easing from an upwardly revised 4.3 percent rise in July. It was the fourth consecutive monthly gain as sales rose for books, newspapers & stationery (22.5 percent); bars (18.1 percent); department stores (12.9 percent); motor trades (5.7 percent) and furniture & lighting (3.5 percent). On the other hand, sales fell in food, beverages & tobacco (-1.4 percent); clothing, footwear & textiles (-0.9 percent) and other retail sales (-0.1 percent). On a yearly basis, retail sales climbed 9.1 percent, easing slightly from a 9.2 percent gain in the previous month.
2020-09-28
Irish Retail Sales Climb for 3rd Month
Ireland's retail trade increased 1.5 percent from a month earlier in July of 2020, easing from an upwardly revised 38.6 percent record rise in June. It was the third consecutive monthly gain in retail trade activity, as sales rose for bars (+138.5 percent); clothing, footwear & textiles (+25.5 percent); electrical goods (+12.6 percent) and fuel (+10.3 percent). On the other hand, sales fell in non-specialized stores including supermarkets (-3.7 percent); motor trades (3.1 percent); hardware, paint & glass (-1.8 percent) and department stores (-1.1 percent). On a yearly basis, retail sales climbed 6.4 percent, the most in two years and following a 3.6 percent gain in June.
2020-08-28
Irish Retail Sales Rises at Fresh Record Pace
Ireland's retail trade jumped 38.4 percent from a month earlier in June of 2020, the largest monthly increase on record, following an upwardly revised 32.5 percent rise in May. In phase two of reopening on the 8th June, all remaining retail sectors were permitted to reopen their doors to consumers. Sales rose in all sectors, particularly furniture & lighting (+296.8 percent), clothing, footwear & textiles (+284.2 percent) and books, newspapers and stationery (+252.0 percent). On a yearly basis, retail sales increased 3.5 percent, after a downwardly revised 25 percent drop in May. On a quarterly basis, despite the recovery in May and June, the volume of retail sales in the second quarter of 2020 was 18.9 percent lower from the previous quarter and 21.8 percent below the same period of last year.
2020-07-28
Irish Retail Sales Rebound at Record Pace
Ireland's retail trade surged 29.5 percent from a month earlier in May of 2020, the largest monthly increase on record, recovering from a 12.5% fall in March and 35.8 percent fall in April as customers returned to stores following 2 months of lockdowns. Sales rose for motor trades (+153.9 percent), hardware, paints & glass (+92.5 percent), furniture & lighting (+85.9 percent) and other retail sales (+69.3 percent). On the other hand, sales fell for books, newspapers & stationery (-35.7 percent), pharmaceuticals, medical & cosmetic articles (-2.2 percent) and food beverages & tobacco (-1.9 percent). On a yearly basis, retail sales declined 26.6 percent, after an upwardly revised 43.7 percent fall in April.
2020-06-29

Ireland Retail Sales MoM
In Ireland, the Retail sales report provides an aggregated measure of sales of retail goods and services over a specific time period. In Ireland, Retail sales are seasonal, volatile and relatively important to the overall economy.