Retail sales in the Netherlands increased 5.1 percent year-on-year in December 2019, following an upwardly revised 2.8 percent growth in the previous month. This was the largest advance in retail sales since April 2018, as sales rose faster for non-food (5.5 percent vs 1.7 percent in November), in particular for furniture and household articles (6.4 percent vs 4.4 percent). In addition, there were rebounds sharply in sales of shoes & leather goods (0.8 percent vs -3.7 percent), clothing (5.4 percent vs -1.7 percent), consumer electronics (6.9 percent vs -4.5 percent). Also, sales of recreational goods fell less (-3.9 percent vs -6.0 percent). Meantime, sales of food went up 0.9 percent, slower than 1.4 percent in November. For 2019 full year, retail sales grew 3.4 percent from a year earlier, the same pace as in 2018.

Retail Sales YoY in Netherlands averaged 1.31 percent from 2005 until 2019, 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. source: Statistics Netherlands

Retail Sales YoY in Netherlands 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 YoY in Netherlands to stand at 2.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Netherlands Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 2.20 percent in 2021 and 2.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.


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Netherlands Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.10 2.80 9.30 -6.40 2005 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-15 05:30 AM Sep 4.6% 3.1% 2.5%
2019-12-13 05:30 AM Oct 3.9% 4.6% 3.7%
2020-01-15 05:30 AM Nov 2.6% 4.0%
2020-02-13 05:30 AM Dec 5.1% 2.8% 1.8%
2020-03-13 05:30 AM Jan 5.1%
2020-04-15 04:30 AM Feb
2020-05-14 04:30 AM Mar 2%
2020-06-15 04:30 AM Apr


News Stream
Dutch Retail Sales Rise the Most in 20 Months
Retail sales in the Netherlands increased 5.1 percent year-on-year in December 2019, following an upwardly revised 2.8 percent growth in the previous month. This was the largest advance in retail sales since April 2018, as sales rose faster for non-food (5.5 percent vs 1.7 percent in November), in particular for furniture and household articles (6.4 percent vs 4.4 percent). In addition, there were rebounds sharply in sales of shoes & leather goods (0.8 percent vs -3.7 percent), clothing (5.4 percent vs -1.7 percent), consumer electronics (6.9 percent vs -4.5 percent). Also, sales of recreational goods fell less (-3.9 percent vs -6.0 percent). Meantime, sales of food went up 0.9 percent, slower than 1.4 percent in November. For 2019 full year, retail sales grew 3.4 percent from a year earlier, the same pace as in 2018.
2020-02-13
Dutch Retail Sales Rise the Least in 7 Months
Retail sales in the Netherlands increased 2.6 percent year-on-year in November 2019, following an upwardly revised 4.0 percent growth in the previous month. This was the smallest advance in retail sales since April, as sales rose softer for non-food (1.5 percent vs 4.0 percent in October), in particular for furniture and household articles (4.4 percent vs 8.1 percent). In addition, there were declines in sales of shoes & leather goods (-3.7 percent vs 0.4 percent), clothing (-1.7 percent vs 0.5 percent), consumer electronics (-4.8 percent vs 4.6 percent), recreational goods (-5.8 percent vs -3.3 percent). Also, sales of food increased 1.5 percent, slower than 2.0 percent in October.
2020-01-15
Netherlands Retail Sales Growth Eases in October
Retail sales in the Netherlands increased 3.9 percent year-on-year in October 2019, following a 4.6 percent growth in the previous month. Sales went up softer for non-food (4.1 percent vs 4.5 percent in September), in particular for personal care products (2.5 percent vs 2.8 percent), shoes & leather goods (0.4 percent vs 4.2 percent), clothing (0.6 percent vs 4.6 percent), DIY products, kitchens, flooring (5.8 percent vs 7.3 percent). Recreational goods trade fell 3 percent (vs 0.8 percent in September). Meantime, sales went up faster for both consumer electronics (4,7 percent vs 1.2 percent) and furniture and household articles (8.0 percent vs 7.1 percent). On the other hand, sales of food continued to increase (1.9 percent vs 1.1 percent).
2019-12-13
Dutch Retail Sales Rise the Most in 17 Months
Retail sales in the Netherlands increased 4.6 percent year-on-year in September 2019 from an upwardly revised 3.1 percent growth in the previous month. This was the strongest growth in retail trade since April last year, as sales went up faster for non-food (4.4 percent vs 1.9 percent in August), particularly personal care products (2.8 percent vs 0.2 percent), while sales rebounded sharply for: shoes & leather goods (4.2 percent vs -5.9 percent), consumer electronics (1.2 percent vs -3.6 percent), and clothing (4.8 percent vs -4.6 percent). Meanwhile, sales rose softer for: furniture and household articles (7.7 percent vs 8.4 percent), DIY products, kitchens, flooring (7.2 percent vs 10.0 percent), and recreational goods (0.6 percent vs 1.8 percent). On the other hand, sales of food continued to increase (1.1 percent vs 2.1 percent).
2019-11-15

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.