Retail sales in Ireland increased 3.6 percent from a month earlier in December 2019, rebounding from a downwardly revised 2.8 percent fall in the previous month. Sales rose the most for food, beverages & tobacco (11.7 percent) and motors trade (5.3 percent) while those of book, newspaper & stationery reported the biggest fall. Year-on-year, retail sales advanced 5.8 percent, following an upwardly revised 1.9 percent gain in November. Ireland Retail Sales MoM - data, historical chart, and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2020 from its official source.

Retail Sales MoM in Ireland averaged 0.22 percent from 2000 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 9.10 percent in March of 2015 and a record low of -14.40 percent in January of 2009. 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. source: Central Statistics Office Ireland

Retail Sales MoM in Ireland is expected to be -0.40 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 0.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ireland Retail Sales MoM is projected to trend around 0.50 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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Ireland Retail Sales MoM

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.60 -2.80 9.10 -14.40 2000 - 2019 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-29 11:00 AM Sep 4.3% 5.6% -2.4%
2019-11-28 11:00 AM Oct -0.5% 3.9% -3.2%
2020-01-08 11:00 AM Nov -3.3% 0.4% 0.9%
2020-01-28 11:00 AM Dec 3.6% -2.8% 1.9%
2020-02-28 11:00 AM Jan 3.6%
2020-03-27 11:00 AM Feb
2020-04-29 10:00 AM Mar -0.4%
2020-05-29 08:50 AM Apr


News Stream
Irish Retail Sales Rebound in December
Retail sales in Ireland increased 3.6 percent from a month earlier in December 2019, rebounding from a downwardly revised 2.8 percent fall in the previous month. Sales rose the most for food, beverages & tobacco (11.7 percent) and motors trade (5.3 percent) while those of book, newspaper & stationery reported the biggest fall. Year-on-year, retail sales advanced 5.8 percent, following an upwardly revised 1.9 percent gain in November.
2020-01-28
Ireland Retail Sales Post 1st Fall in 4 Months
Ireland's retail trade declined 3.3 percent from a month earlier in November 2019, after a revised 0.4 percent rise in the prior month. It was the first decrease in retail activity since July, mainly due to lower sales of pharmaceuticals, medical & cosmetic articles (-9 percent) and food, beverages & tobacco (-6.5 percent). In contrast, main increases were recorded for bars (2.1 percent) and furniture & lighting (2.0 percent). Year-on-year, retail sales advanced 1.4 percent, following an upwardly revised 3.9 percent gain in October.
2020-01-08
Irish Retail Sales Drop 0.5% MoM in October
Ireland's retail sales went down 0.5 percent from a month earlier in October 2019, following a downwardly revised 3.9 percent increase in September. It was the first drop in retail activity since July as receipts at fuel stations declined by 5.2 percent (+7.4 percent in October) and other sales category dropped by 9.3 percent (+1.6 percent in October). Meanwhile, the sectors with the largest monthly gains were pharmaceuticals, medical & cosmetic articles (8.1 percent vs 3.2 percent) and clothing, footwear & textiles (3 percent vs -2.2 percent). Year-on-year, retail sales rose 3 percent, after a downwardly revised 3.8 percent increase in the previous month.
2019-11-28
Irish Retail Sales Rise Solidly for 2nd Month
Ireland's retail trade jumped 4.3 percent from a month earlier in September 2019, following a revised 5.7 percent climb in August, boosted by sales of hardware, paints and glass (8.8 percent vs -6.8 percent) and vehicles (8.4 percent vs 13 percent). Meanwhile, the sectors with the largest monthly decreases were department stores (-2.2 percent vs -0.3 percent) and clothing, footwear and textiles (-2.2 percent vs 2.3 percent).
2019-10-29

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.