Retail sales in Russia declined 19.2 percent year-on-year in May of 2020, following a 23.3 percent slump in the previous month and above market expectations of a 15.3 percent fall. On a monthly basis, retail sales rose 6.7 percent, rebounding from a 28.4 percent fall in April.

Retail Sales YoY in Russia averaged 4.13 percent from 1994 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 18.80 percent in February of 2008 and a record low of -23.20 percent in April of 2020. This page provides - Russia Retail Sales YoY - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Russia Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2020. source: Federal State Statistics Service

Retail Sales YoY in Russia is expected to be -4.80 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 Russia to stand at 5.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Russia Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 4.20 percent in 2021 and 3.70 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Russia Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-19.20 -23.20 18.80 -23.20 1994 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-03-20 01:00 PM Feb 4.7% 2.7% 2.8% 3.0%
2020-04-27 01:00 PM Mar 5.6% 4.6% 2.6% 2.2%
2020-05-26 03:00 PM Apr -23.4% 5.6% -15% -16%
2020-06-19 04:00 PM May -19.2% -23.2% -15.3% -16%
2020-07-20 01:00 PM Jun -19.2% -7.5%
2020-08-20 01:00 PM Jul
2020-09-18 01:00 PM Aug
2020-10-20 01:00 PM Sep -4.8%


News Stream
Russia Retail Sales Fall More than Expected
Retail sales in Russia declined 19.2 percent year-on-year in May of 2020, following a 23.3 percent slump in the previous month and above market expectations of a 15.3 percent fall. On a monthly basis, retail sales rose 6.7 percent, rebounding from a 28.4 percent fall in April.
2020-06-19
Russia Retail Trade Growth at 7-1/2-Year High of 5.6%
Retail sales in Russia rose 5.6 percent year-on-year in March of 2020, accelerating from a downwardly revised 4.6 percent increase in the previous month and beating market expectations of a 2.6 percent gain. It was the strongest annual gain in retail trade since July of 2012. On a monthly basis, retail sales jumped 10.2 percent, rebounding from a 0.2 percent fall in February. Considering the first quarter of 2020, retail sales advanced 4.3 percent when compared to the same period of 2019.
2020-04-27
Russia Retail Sales Rise the Most Since 2012
Retail sales in Russia climbed 4.7 percent year-on-year in February 2020, accelerating from a 2.8 percent rise in the previous month and beating market expectations of a 2.8 percent increase. It was the strongest annual gain in retail trade since December 2012. On a monthly basis, retail sales decreased 0.7 percent, after a 24.5 percent slump in January.
2020-03-20
Russia Retail Trade Growth at Over 1-Year High of 2.7%
Russia retail sales increased 2.7 percent year-on-year in January of 2020, up from a 1.9 percent rise in the previous month and beating market estimates of a 1.9 percent gain. It was the strongest annual rise in retail sales since December 2018, as sales advanced faster for both food (2.9 percent vs 1.8 percent in December) and non-food products (2.5 percent vs 2.1 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales slumped 24.5 percent, after increasing 18.3 percent in the preceding month.
2020-02-20

Russia Retail Sales YoY
In Russia, 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.