Retail sales in Slovakia decreased 2.5 percent year-on-year in December 2019, less than a 4.0 percent fall in the previous month. It was the eight straight monthly drop in retail trade but the pace of decline was the softest in four months. Sales fell softer for household equipment (-1.8 percent vs -2.9 percent in November) and cultural and recreation goods (-3.8 percent vs -4.2 percent). In addition, sales not in stores, stalls or markets (-3.9 percent vs 1.6 percent) and those of automotive fuel (1.3 percent vs -4.9 percent) rebounded. For full 2019, retail trade declined 1.4 percent, after a 3.6 percent rise in 2018.

Retail Sales YoY in Slovakia averaged 2.98 percent from 1996 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 28.60 percent in April of 1999 and a record low of -14.30 percent in February of 2009. This page provides - Slovakia Retail Sales YoY - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

Retail Sales YoY in Slovakia is expected to be 2.50 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 Slovakia to stand at 3.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Slovakia Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 3.30 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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Slovakia Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2.50 -4.00 28.60 -14.30 1996 - 2019 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-06 08:00 AM Sep -2.7% -2.9% -2.2%
2019-12-05 08:00 AM Oct -3.3% -2.7% -3.3%
2020-01-07 08:00 AM Nov -4% -3.3% -2.8%
2020-02-05 08:00 AM Dec -2.5% -4% -3.6%
2020-03-04 08:00 AM Jan -2.5%
2020-04-03 07:00 AM Feb
2020-05-06 07:00 AM Mar 2.5%
2020-06-05 07:00 AM Apr


News Stream
Slovakia Retail Sales Fall the Least in 5 Months
Retail sales in Slovakia decreased 2.5 percent year-on-year in December 2019, less than a 4.0 percent fall in the previous month. It was the eight straight monthly drop in retail trade but the pace of decline was the softest in four months. Sales fell softer for household equipment (-1.8 percent vs -2.9 percent in November) and cultural and recreation goods (-3.8 percent vs -4.2 percent). In addition, sales not in stores, stalls or markets (-3.9 percent vs 1.6 percent) and those of automotive fuel (1.3 percent vs -4.9 percent) rebounded. For full 2019, retail trade declined 1.4 percent, after a 3.6 percent rise in 2018.
2020-02-05
Slovak Retail Sales Fall the Most in 7 Years
Slovakia's retail trade dropped 4.0 percent from a year earlier in November 2019, following a 3.3 percent decline in the previous month. It was the sharpest fall in sales since December 2012, mainly due to trade in non-specialized stores (-3.8 percent vs -2.7 percent in October), automotive fuel sales (-4.9 percent vs 5.1 percent), and trade not in stores, stalls or markets (-3.9 percent vs -3.8 percent). There were also decreases in sales of ICT in specialized stores (-1.5 percent vs -5.5 percent), cultural and recreation goods (-4.2 percent vs -4.3 percent) and other household equipment (-2.9 percent vs -0.2 percent). Meanwhile, food,beverages and tobacco sales jumped 15.9 percent (vs 17.6 percent in October) and trade via stalls and markets climbed 10.2 percent (vs 10.7 percent in October).
2020-01-07
Slovak Retail Sales Drop the Most in 7 Years
Slovakia's retail trade dropped 3.3 percent from a year earlier in October 2019, following a 2.7 percent decline in the previous month. It was the sharpest fall in trade since December 2012, mainly due to sales of other goods in specialized stores (-8.2 percent vs -4.7 percent in September), trade in non-specialized stores (-2.7 percent vs -3.0 percent) and trade not in stores, stalls or markets (-3.8 percent vs -8.1 percent). There were also decreases in sales of ICT in specialized stores (-5.5 percent vs -9.4 percent), cultural and recreation goods (-4.3 percent vs -3.0 percent) and other household equipment (-0.2 percent vs 6.4 percent). Meanwhile, food,beverages and tobacco sales jumped 17.6 percent (vs 18.7 percent in September) and fuel trade rose 5.1 percent (vs 4.3 percent in September).
2019-12-05
Slovak Retail Sales Fall for 5th Month
Retail sales in Slovakia declined 2.7 percent from a year earlier in September 2019, following a 2.9 percent fall in the previous month. It was the fifth consecutive month of downturn in retail trade, though at a softer pace. Sales fell in non-specialized stores (-3 percent vs -5.3 percent in August); ICT goods (-9.4 percent vs -3 percent); cultural and recreation goods (-3 percent vs 4.1 percent); other goods (-4.7 percent vs -1 percent) and also not in stores, stalls or markets (-8.1 percent vs -5.4 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales decreased 0.4 percent, after dropping 0.3 percent in the previous month.
2019-11-06

Slovakia Retail Sales YoY
In Slovakia, 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.