South Africa Retail Sales YoY  2003-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Retail sales in South Africa increased 0.7 percent year-on-year in June of 2018, easing from a 1.9 percent rise in the previous month and well below market expectations of 2 percent. Sales slowed for furniture & household equipment (11.5 percent from 15.4 percent in May); textiles, clothing, footwear & leather goods (0.5 percent from 3.3 percent) and all other retailers (7.6 percent from 9 percent). On the other hand, sales advanced faster for pharmaceuticals goods & cosmetics (5.3 percent from 1.8 percent). Meanwhile, sales fell further for food, beverages & tobacco (-3.5 percent from -2.1 percent); general dealers (-1.7 percent from -0.6 percent) and hardware, paint & glass (-1 percent from -0.8 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade decreased 1.2 percent, down from a 0.9 percent gain in May. Retail Sales YoY in South Africa averaged 4.52 percent from 2003 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 15.50 percent in September of 2006 and a record low of -6.20 percent in April of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-06-13 11:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 0.5% 4.6% 4.1% 4.4%
2018-07-18 11:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 1.9% 0.5% 0.8% 2.5%
2018-08-15 11:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 0.7% 1.9% 2% 3.1%
2018-09-13 11:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 0.7% 1.81%
2018-10-18 11:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 1.60%
2018-11-15 11:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 1.66%


South Africa Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 22.00 26.00 26.00 -33.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -1.20 0.90 4.60 -5.10 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 0.70 1.90 15.50 -6.20 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1936072.00 1928878.00 1936072.00 260612.00 ZAR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 2868646.00 2853653.00 2868646.00 3393.00 ZAR Million [+]
Personal Savings -0.20 0.20 23.80 -2.70 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 5.68 4.54 35.88 -2.35 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 10.00 10.00 25.50 5.50 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.21 1.15 1.44 0.43 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 33.10 33.30 43.90 33.10 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 71.90 74.40 86.40 40.30 percent [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations -22.20 -1.00 37.00 -38.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations 6.40 3.00 30.40 -22.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations -11.80 -17.00 13.10 -42.00 [+]


South Africa Retail Sales YoY

In South Africa, 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 - South Africa Retail Sales YoY - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Retail Sales YoY - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.70 1.90 15.50 -6.20 2003 - 2018 percent Monthly
Constant Prices 2015




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