Retail sales in Poland slumped 22.6 percent year-on-year in April of 2020, following a 7.1 percent fall in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 16.9 percent drop. It is the biggest slump in retail trade on record, as sales declined faster for motor vehicles, motorcycles, parts (-54.8 percent vs -32.7 percent in March); solid, liquid and gaseous fuels (-42.2 percent vs -14.4 percent); textiles, clothing, footwear (-64.6 percent vs -50.5 percent) and newspapers, books, other sale in specialized stores (-28.4 percent vs -20.8 percent). Also, sales fell for food, beverages and tobacco products (-9.1 percent vs 9.9 percent); pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, orthopaedic equipment (-13.8 percent vs 11.6 percent) and furniture, radio, TV and household appliances (-16.6 percent, the same as in March).

Retail Sales YoY in Poland averaged 7.01 percent from 2001 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 30.60 percent in April of 2004 and a record low of -22.60 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Poland Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Poland Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2020. source: Central Statistical Office of Poland (GUS)

Retail Sales YoY in Poland is expected to be 3.00 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 Poland to stand at 2.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Poland Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 2.80 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Poland Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-22.60 -7.10 30.60 -22.60 2001 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-21 09:00 AM Jan 5.7% 7.5% 6.6% 6.9%
2020-03-20 09:00 AM Feb 9.6% 5.7% 5.9% 6.1%
2020-04-22 08:00 AM Mar -7.1% 9.6% -4% -3.6%
2020-05-22 08:00 AM Apr -22.6% -7.1% -16.9% -18%
2020-06-22 08:00 AM May
2020-07-21 08:00 AM Jun 3%
2020-08-21 08:00 AM Jul
2020-09-21 08:00 AM Aug


News Stream
Poland Retail Sales Fall at Record Pace
Retail sales in Poland slumped 22.6 percent year-on-year in April of 2020, following a 7.1 percent fall in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 16.9 percent drop. It is the biggest slump in retail trade on record, as sales declined faster for motor vehicles, motorcycles, parts (-54.8 percent vs -32.7 percent in March); solid, liquid and gaseous fuels (-42.2 percent vs -14.4 percent); textiles, clothing, footwear (-64.6 percent vs -50.5 percent) and newspapers, books, other sale in specialized stores (-28.4 percent vs -20.8 percent). Also, sales fell for food, beverages and tobacco products (-9.1 percent vs 9.9 percent); pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, orthopaedic equipment (-13.8 percent vs 11.6 percent) and furniture, radio, TV and household appliances (-16.6 percent, the same as in March).
2020-05-22
Poland Retail Sales Fall the Most in Nearly 15 Years
Retail sales in Poland dropped 7.1 percent year-on-year in March 2020, after rising 9.6 percent in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 4 percent fall. It was the biggest decline in retail trade since April 2005, as the country entered lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic. Sales went down for motor vehicles, motorcycles, parts (-32.7 percent vs 4.4 percent in February); textiles, clothing, footwear (-50.5 percent vs 11.9 percent); furniture, radio, TV and household appliances (-16.5 percent vs 9.2 percent); solid, liquid and gaseous fuels (-14.4 percent vs 6.8 percent); and newspapers, books, other sales in specialized stores (-20.8 percent vs 2.2 percent). Additionally, sales rose less for food, beverages and tobacco products (9.9 percent vs 10.5 percent); and pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, orthopedic equipment (11.6 percent vs 14.9 percent).
2020-04-22
Poland Retail Trade Growth at 10-Month High of 9.6%
Retail sales in Poland surged 9.6 percent year-on-year in February of 2020, following a 5.7 percent rise in the previous month and well above market expectations of 5.7 percent. It was the highest growth in retail trade since April, as sales advanced faster for motor vehicles, motorcycles, parts (4.4 percent vs 1.6 percent in January); food, beverages and tobacco products (10.5 percent vs 5.7 percent); textiles, clothing, footwear (11.9 percent vs 8.8 percent); furniture, radio, TV and household appliances (9.2 percent vs 5.8 percent). In addition, sales rose further for solid, liquid and gaseous fuels (6.8 percent vs 4.9 percent); pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, orthopaedic equipment (14.9 percent vs 5.2 percent) while those rebounded for newspapers, books, other sale in specialized stores (2.2 percent vs 3.7 percent).
2020-03-20
Polish Retail Sales Growth at 3-Month Low in January
Retail sales in Poland rose 5.7 percent from a year earlier in January of 2020, easing from a 7.5 percent jump in the previous month and below market expectations of a 6.6 percent surge. It was the weakest growth in retail trade since October, as sales advanced at a softer pace for motor vehicles, motorcycles, parts (1.6 percent vs 2.2 percent in December); of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, orthopaedic equipment (5.2 percent vs 8.9 percent) and furniture, radio, TV and household appliances (5.8 percent vs 13.7 percent). In addition, newspapers, books & other sale in specialized stores dropped (-3.7 percent vs 7.9 percent). On the other hand, sales rose faster for solid, liquid and gaseous fuels (4.9 percent vs 4.4 percent) and textiles, clothing, footwear (8.8 percent vs 6.8 percent) while food, beverages and tobacco products sales increased 5.7 percent, the same as in December.
2020-02-21

Poland Retail Sales YoY
In Poland, 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.