Retail sales in the Netherlands surged 8.2 percent year-on-year in May 2020, recovering from a downwardly revised 1.1 percent fall in the previous month. It was the strongest growth in retail sales since May 2006, amid the loosening restriction measures. Non-food sales recovered (1.2 percent vs -15 percent in April) while food sales rose more (10.1 percent vs 5.9 percent). Within non-food categories, the rebounds sharply were recorded for furniture and household articles (8.7 percent vs -6.4 percent), recreation goods (16.7 percent vs -5.8 percent). Sales went up faster for both electronics (14.2 percent vs 12.7 percent) and do-it-yourself articles (29.4 percent vs 26.1 percent). In addition, sales dropped less for clothing (-23.4 percent vs -57.7 percent), shoes & leather goods (-20.5 percent vs -44.2 percent).

Retail Sales YoY in Netherlands averaged 1.36 percent from 2005 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 9.30 percent in May of 2006 and a record low of -6.40 percent in August of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - Netherlands Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Netherlands Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2020. source: Statistics Netherlands

Retail Sales YoY in Netherlands is expected to be -7.60 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 Netherlands to stand at 2.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Netherlands Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 6.20 percent in 2021 and 2.70 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Netherlands Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.20 -1.10 9.30 -6.40 2005 - 2020 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-04-15 04:30 AM Feb 5% 3.7% 4.2%
2020-04-30 04:30 AM Mar 3.5% 5% -3.6%
2020-05-29 04:30 AM Apr -1.5% 3.3% -9.8%
2020-06-30 04:30 AM May 8.2% -1.1% -6%
2020-07-31 04:30 AM Jun 8.2% -7.6%
2020-08-31 04:30 AM Jul
2020-09-30 04:30 AM Aug
2020-11-12 05:30 AM Sep -3.2%


News Stream
Dutch Retail Sales Rise the Most Since 2006
Retail sales in the Netherlands surged 8.2 percent year-on-year in May 2020, recovering from a downwardly revised 1.1 percent fall in the previous month. It was the strongest growth in retail sales since May 2006, amid the loosening restriction measures. Non-food sales recovered (1.2 percent vs -15 percent in April) while food sales rose more (10.1 percent vs 5.9 percent). Within non-food categories, the rebounds sharply were recorded for furniture and household articles (8.7 percent vs -6.4 percent), recreation goods (16.7 percent vs -5.8 percent). Sales went up faster for both electronics (14.2 percent vs 12.7 percent) and do-it-yourself articles (29.4 percent vs 26.1 percent). In addition, sales dropped less for clothing (-23.4 percent vs -57.7 percent), shoes & leather goods (-20.5 percent vs -44.2 percent).
2020-06-30
Dutch Retail Sales Fall for 1st Time Since 2014
Retail sales in the Netherlands declined 1.5 percent year-on-year in April 2020, following a downwardly revised 3.3 percent growth in the previous month. It was the first decline in retail sales since September 2014, as non-food sales slumped 15.8 percent (vs -8 percent in March) while food sales rose less (6.1 percent vs 12.1 percent in March). Within non-food categories, the biggest declines were recorded for clothing (-58.5 percent vs -41.2 percent), shoes & leather goods (-44.7 percent vs -38.9 percent), furniture and household articles (-8.2 percent vs -7.2 percent).
2020-05-29
Dutch Retail Trade Growth Slows in March
Retail sales in the Netherlands increased 3.5 percent year-on-year in March 2020, following a 5.0 percent growth in the previous month. Food sales jumped 12.2 percent (vs 3.8 percent in February) while non-food sales slumped 8 percent (vs 5.1 percent in February). Within non-food categories, the biggest declines were recorded for clothing (-41 percent vs -4.5 percent), shoes & leather goods (-39.9 percent vs -0.1 percent), recreational goods (-10.1 percent vs 8.4 percent), furniture and household articles (-6.6 percent vs 8.7 percent).
2020-04-30
Dutch February Retail Sales Growth Accelerates to 5%
Retail sales in the Netherlands increased 5 percent year-on-year in February 2020, following a 3.7 percent growth in the previous month. Sales went up faster for non-food (5.4 percent vs 2.2 percent in January), in particular for furniture and household articles (8.6 percent vs 3.5 percent); recreational goods (8.6 percent vs 2.8 percent), while those of consumer electronics rebounded sharply (6.4 percent vs -1.9 percent).By contrast, there were declines in sales of clothing (-4.2 percent vs 0.5 percent); while sales of shoes & leather goods continued to fall (-0.3 percent vs -2.9 percent). In addition, sales of food rose 3.7 percent, faster than 2.6 percent in January.
2020-04-15

Netherlands Retail Sales YoY
In Netherlands, 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.