Retail sales in Sweden rose 3.9 percent year-on-year in September of 2020, accelerating from a 3 percent increase in the previous month. It was the biggest gain in retail trade since February, as sales advanced for durable goods (4.3 percent vs 3.4 percent in August) and those in consumables, excluding Systembolaget, the state-owned chain of liquor stores (1.8 percent vs 1 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail trade went up 0.8 percent, after falling 0.2 percent in August. source: Statistics Sweden

Retail Sales YoY in Sweden averaged 2.80 percent from 1992 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 10.90 percent in May of 2000 and a record low of -7.70 percent in December of 1992. This page provides the latest reported value for - Sweden Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Sweden Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2020.

Retail Sales YoY in Sweden is expected to be -2.60 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 Sweden to stand at 2.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sweden Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 3.00 percent in 2021 and 2.20 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Sweden Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.90 3.00 10.90 -7.70 1992 - 2020 percent Monthly
WDA, 2015=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-07-28 07:30 AM Jun 3.5% 2.7% 0.2%
2020-08-27 07:30 AM Jul 4.8% 2.9% 2.9%
2020-09-28 07:30 AM Aug 3% 3.7% 3.2%
2020-10-28 08:30 AM Sep 3.9% 3% 2.7%
2020-11-27 08:30 AM Oct 3.9% 1.6% 2%
2020-12-22 08:30 AM Nov
2021-01-08 08:30 AM Nov
2021-01-28 08:30 AM Dec


News Stream
Swedish Retail Sales Rise the Most in 7 Months
Retail sales in Sweden rose 3.9 percent year-on-year in September of 2020, accelerating from a 3 percent increase in the previous month. It was the biggest gain in retail trade since February, as sales advanced for durable goods (4.3 percent vs 3.4 percent in August) and those in consumables, excluding Systembolaget, the state-owned chain of liquor stores (1.8 percent vs 1 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail trade went up 0.8 percent, after falling 0.2 percent in August.
2020-10-28
Swedish Retail Sales Rise at a Softer Pace in August
Sweden's retail sales rose 3 percent over a year earlier in August 2020, easing from a downwardly revised 3.7 percent gain in the previous month. Sales increased less mainly for information and communication equipment (17.8 percent vs 20.9 percent in July), cultural and recreation goods (5.2 percent vs 14.8 percent) and other household equipment (2 percent vs 15 percent). Sales not in stores also advanced at a softer pace (12.7 percent vs 24.2 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail trade went down 0.3 percent, following a downwardly revised 0.7 percent increase in the prior month.
2020-09-28
Swedish Retail Sales Rise at Faster Pace in June
Sweden's retail trade increased by 3.5 percent from a year earlier in June 2020, following a 2.7 percent growth in the previous month, with sales rising for information and communication equipment (16.2 percent vs 13.9 percent), cultural and recreation goods (19.8 percent vs 16.9 percent) and other household equipment (14.5 percent vs 13.8 percent). Sales not in stores also rose (13.9 percent vs 27.7 percent) as well as trade at non-specialised stores (0.3 percent vs -0.7 percent). Meanwhile, trade at specialised stores for other goods dropped by 9.4 percent, compared to a 14.4 percent slump in May.
2020-07-28
Sweden Retail Trade Recovers in May
Sweden's retail sales rose 2.4 percent from a year earlier in May of 2020, following an upwardly revised 1.4 percent decrease in April, as many shops reopened amid easing containment measures. A sharp increase in sales was observed for cultural & recreation goods (15.3 percent vs 3.6 percent in April). Also, those via mail orders or via Internet continued to rise markedly (33.6 percent vs 28.8 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail trade went up 0.5 percent, after an upwardly revised 0.4 percent increase in the previous month.
2020-06-26

Sweden Retail Sales YoY
In Sweden, 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.