Retail Sales in Sweden increased 3.40 percent in December of 2019 over the same month in the previous year. Sweden Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2020 from its official source.

Retail Sales YoY in Sweden averaged 2.81 percent from 1992 until 2019, 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. source: Statistics Sweden

Retail Sales YoY in Sweden is expected to be 2.20 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 2.70 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Sweden Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.40 1.80 10.90 -7.70 1992 - 2019 percent Monthly
WDA, 2015=100

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-25 07:30 AM Sep 2.6% 2.5% 2.5% 2.9%
2019-11-28 08:30 AM Oct 3.3% 2.5% 3.1% 2.9%
2020-01-08 08:30 AM Nov 1.3% 3.3% 3.4%
2020-01-28 08:30 AM Dec 3.4% 1.8% 1%
2020-02-27 08:30 AM Jan 3.4% 1.8% 2.5%
2020-03-27 08:30 AM Feb
2020-04-28 07:30 AM Mar 2.2%
2020-05-28 07:30 AM Apr

News Stream
Swedish Retail Sales Rise More than Expected
Sweden's retail trade increased 3.3 percent from a year earlier in October 2019, following a revised 2.5 percent growth in the previous month and beating market expectations of 3.1 percent. Sales rose at a faster pace for non-specialised stores (2.3 percent vs 0.4 percent), other household equipment (1.0 percent vs 0.5 percent), cultural and recreation goods (7.7 percent vs 6.8 percent), and other goods (1.6 percent vs 0.3 percent). Meanwhile, trade growth slowed for both information and communication equipment (19.5 percent vs 22.0 percent) and mail order houses or via internet (3.8 percent vs 9.9 percent), while other retail sale not in stores, stalls or markets continued to fall (-3.0 percent vs -2.7 percent).
Swedish Retail Sales Grow Faster in September
Retail sales in Sweden increased 2.6 percent year-on-year in September 2019, up from a downwardly revised 2.5 percent rise in the prior month and beating market forecasts of a 2.5 percent gain. Sales advanced faster for both durables (4 percent vs 3.7 percent in August) and consumables (0.9 percent vs 0.4 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail sales went up 0.3 percent, after showing no growth in the previous month but below market expectations of a 0.4 percent rise.
Swedish Retail Trade Growth Below Expectations
Retail sales in Sweden increased 2.7 percent year-on-year in August of 2019, easing from a downwardly revised 3.9 percent rise in the previous month and below market expectations of a 3 percent advance. It was the lowest annual gain in retail trade since February, as slowed for durables (4 percent vs 7.2 percent in July). Meantime, sales of consumables rebounded (0.6 percent vs -0.6 percent). On seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail trade showed no growth, after a downwardly revised 0.3 percent gain in July and compared with market expectations of 0.2 percent.
Sweden Retail Sales Rise the Most in Over 3 Years
Sweden’s retail sales increased 4.3 percent year-on-year in July 2019, following a downwardly revised 3.4 percent rise in the previous month. It was the biggest gain in retail trade since May 2016, as sales went up further for information and communication equipment (21 percent from 16.6 percent in June); other household equipment (12.4 percent from 4.4 percent), namely hardware, plumbing and building materials, paints and glass (13.6 percent from 4.6 percent) and home and office furniture (12.3 percent from 3.1 percent); and other goods (3.5 percent from 1.8 percent), in particular clothing (4.3 percent from 3.7 percent), pharmaceutical and medical goods (1.3 percent from -1.9 percent), cosmetic and toilet articles, medical, cosmetic and toilet articles (5.8 percent from -5.4 percent) and jewellery (7.6 percent from 0.5 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales advanced 0.4 percent, slowing from an upwardly revised 1.2 percent rise in June.

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.