Romania's retail trade growth eased sharply to 3.7 percent year-on-year in May 2019, the weakest since December last year, from a downwardly revised 6.5 percent in the previous month. Sales of food, beverages and tobacco advanced much softer (5.4 percent vs 8 percent in April). In addition, sales of automotive fuel dropped 3.8 percent, the first fall in nine months, after a 0.8 percent rise in a month earlier. In contrast, sales growth was steady for non-food products (at 7.9 percent). Retail Sales YoY in Romania averaged 7.52 percent from 2001 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 32.90 percent in May of 2006 and a record low of -16.20 percent in June of 2009.

Retail Sales YoY in Romania is expected to be 8.10 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 Romania to stand at 5.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Romania Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 2.90 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-04-05 03:50 AM Retail Sales YoY Feb 9.5% 6.7% 3.1%
2019-05-06 06:00 AM Retail Sales YoY Mar 9.2% 9.6% 9.7%
2019-06-05 06:00 AM Retail Sales YoY Apr 6.8% 9.2% 8.5%
2019-07-04 06:00 AM Retail Sales YoY May 3.7% 6.5% 7.1%
2019-08-02 06:00 AM Retail Sales YoY Jun 3.7% 8.1%
2019-09-04 06:00 AM Retail Sales YoY Jul
2019-10-03 06:00 AM Retail Sales YoY Aug


Romania Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Retail Sales MoM -0.80 -0.20 11.20 -9.80 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.70 6.50 32.90 -16.20 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 41224.70 40676.90 41224.70 12271.40 RON Million [+]
Consumer Credit 46751.60 46191.80 46751.60 21939.40 RON Million [+]
Consumer Confidence -7.60 -9.90 -1.20 -52.60 Index Points [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.35 1.37 1.96 0.29 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions -11.40 -13.50 -3.10 -76.10 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations -8.10 -8.60 12.20 -64.10 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations 8.90 6.90 11.00 -47.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations -20.70 -18.90 -15.60 -50.60 [+]
Consumer Confidence Price Trends 16.20 17.00 63.40 -18.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Savings Expectations -41.30 -39.20 -37.20 -69.80 [+]
Consumer Confidence Unemployment Expectations 16.60 17.00 78.00 10.50 [+]


Romania Retail Sales YoY

In Romania, 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. This page provides - Romania Retail Sales YoY - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Romania Retail Sales YoY - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.70 6.50 32.90 -16.20 2001 - 2019 percent Monthly
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