Switzerland’s retail trade edged up 0.1 percent from a year earlier in December 2019, following a revised 0.5 percent growth in the previous month and missing market expectations of 0.2 percent. Sales of non-food products rose 1.6 percent, the same pace as in November, while those of food, beverages, tobacco fell 0.3 percent (vs 1.1 percent in November). On a monthly basis, retail sales went down 0.4 percent, following a revised 0.3 percent gain in November. Switzerland 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 Switzerland averaged 1.23 percent from 2001 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 6.80 percent in September of 2008 and a record low of -4.20 percent in December of 2016. This page provides the latest reported value for - Switzerland Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.

Retail Sales YoY in Switzerland is expected to be 0.80 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 Switzerland to stand at 1.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Switzerland Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 1.60 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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Switzerland Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.10 0.50 6.80 -4.20 2001 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-01 07:30 AM Sep 0.9% -1% 0.6%
2019-12-02 07:30 AM Oct 0.7% 1.6% -0.4% 0.1%
2020-01-09 07:30 AM Nov 0% 0.4% 0.4% 1.1%
2020-01-31 07:30 AM Dec 0.1% 0.5% 0.2% 0.3%
2020-02-28 07:30 AM Jan 0.1% 0.3% 0.5%
2020-03-31 06:30 AM Feb
2020-04-30 06:30 AM Mar 0.8%
2020-06-02 06:30 AM Apr


News Stream
Swiss Retail Sales Growth Eases in December
Switzerland’s retail trade edged up 0.1 percent from a year earlier in December 2019, following a revised 0.5 percent growth in the previous month and missing market expectations of 0.2 percent. Sales of non-food products rose 1.6 percent, the same pace as in November, while those of food, beverages, tobacco fell 0.3 percent (vs 1.1 percent in November). On a monthly basis, retail sales went down 0.4 percent, following a revised 0.3 percent gain in November.
2020-01-31
Swiss Retail Sales Flat in November
Switzerland’s retail trade showed no growth from a year earlier in November 2019, following a downwardly revised 0.4 percent growth in the previous month, and missing market expectations of 0.4 percent. Sales of non-food products rose at softer pace (0.6 percent vs 1.7 percent in October), while those of food, beverages, tobacco rebounded firmly (0.9 percent vs -0.2 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales edged down 0.1 percent in November, after a 0.7 percent rise in October.
2020-01-09
Swiss Retail Sales Growth Eases
Switzerland’s retail trade increased 0.7 percent year-on-year in October 2019, following an upwardly revised 1.6 percent growth in the previous month. Sales of non-food rose at softer 2.8 percent (vs 3.7 percent in September), while those of food, beverages, tobacco fell 0.9 percent (vs 0.8 percent in September). On a monthly basis, retail sales went up 1.0 percent in October, after a revised 0.2 percent drop in September.
2019-12-02
Switzerland Retail Sales Rebound in September
Switzerland’s retail trade increased 0.9 percent year-on-year in September 2019, following a downwardly revised 1.0 percent fall in the previous month. Sales of food, beverages, tobacco rose 0.3 percent (vs -0.2 percent in August) and non-food trade jumped 2.9 percent (vs -0.7 percent in August). On a monthly basis, retail sales dropped 0.3 percent in September, after a downwardly revised 1.1 percent drop in August.
2019-11-01

Switzerland Retail Sales YoY
In Switzerland, 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.