Spain's retail sales decreased 1.5 percent from a year earlier in December of 2020, the smallest decline in the current ten-month sequence of falls and following a downwardly revised 3.9 percent drop in November. Non-food trade fell 3.3 percent led by personal equipment (-17.9 percent). Meantime, food sales rose 3.1 percent. On a monthly basis, retail trade advanced 1 percent, rebounding from a 0.5 percent drop in November. source: National Statistics Institute (INE)

Retail Sales YoY in Spain averaged -0.28 percent from 2001 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 6.80 percent in December of 2003 and a record low of -31.70 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Spain Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Spain Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2021.

Retail Sales YoY in Spain is expected to be 8.50 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 Spain to stand at 5.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Spain Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 2.60 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Spain Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.50 -3.90 6.80 -31.70 2001 - 2020 percent Monthly
SA, WDA, Constant Prices


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-10-28 08:00 AM Sep -3.3% -2.9% -4.3%
2020-11-27 08:00 AM Oct -2.7% -3.3% -4.4%
2020-12-28 08:00 AM Nov -4.3% -3% -1.2%
2021-01-29 08:00 AM Dec -1.5% -3.9% -4.8%
2021-03-12 08:00 AM Jan -1.5% -6%
2021-03-30 07:00 AM Feb
2021-04-30 07:00 AM Mar
2021-05-28 07:00 AM Apr


News Stream
Spain Retail Sales Fall the Least in 10 Months
Spain's retail sales decreased 1.5 percent from a year earlier in December of 2020, the smallest decline in the current ten-month sequence of falls and following a downwardly revised 3.9 percent drop in November. Non-food trade fell 3.3 percent led by personal equipment (-17.9 percent). Meantime, food sales rose 3.1 percent. On a monthly basis, retail trade advanced 1 percent, rebounding from a 0.5 percent drop in November.
2021-01-29
Spain Retail Sales Fall at Faster Pace in November
Spain's retail sales dropped 4.3 percent from a year earlier in November 2020, the largest decline since June, as fresh lockdown measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic weighed on domestic demand. Non-food trade fell 6.8 percent (vs -3.0 percent in October) led by personal equipment (-31.8 percent vs -19.3 percent) and other goods (-2.5 percent vs -3.6 percent).
2020-12-28
Spain Retail Sales Fall at a Softer Pace in October
Retail sales in Spain fell 2.7 percent year-on-year in October 2020, following a 3.3 percent drop in the previous month. It was the eighth consecutive month of falls in retail trade amid the coronavirus crisis. Sales fell faster for non-food products (-2.9 percent vs -2.7 percent in September), due to personal equipment (-19.4 percent). On the other hand, food sales rebounded (0.5 percent vs -2.7 percent). On a seasonally adjusted basis, retail sales went up 0.2 percent, recovering from a 0.3 percent decrease in September.
2020-11-27
Spain Retail Sales Fall for 7th Straight Month
Spain's retail sales fell 3.3 percent over a year earlier in September 2020, following an upwardly revised 2.9 percent drop in the previous month. It was the seventh consecutive decline in retail trade amid the coronavirus crisis. Sales went down further for non-food products (-3.1 percent vs -1.7 percent in August), while those of food fell less (-2.7 percent vs -2.9 percent). Within non-food, personal equipment trade slumped 20.5 percent (vs -20.3 percent in August) and other goods sales decreased 2.2 percent (-0.2 percent in July). Meanwhile, sales of household equipment jumped 12.5 percent, faster than an 8.2 percent gain in the prior month. On a seasonally adjusted basis, retail sales dropped 0.3 percent, after rising a downwardly revised 1.4 percent in August.
2020-10-28

Spain Retail Sales YoY
In Spain, 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.