Bulgaria's retail trade edged down 0.5 percent over a year earlier in February of 2021, following a 4.4 percent fall in the previous month. It was the eleventh consecutive decline in retail activity, but the smallest since the onset of the pandemic. Sales declined less for fuel (-15.1 percent vs -21.8 percent in January) and rebounded for non-food products (4.7 percent vs -2.9 percent), while sales of food, beverages & tobacco shrank at a faster pace (-7.0 percent vs -1.5 percent). Meantime, online sales continued to surge (33.3 percent vs 23.5 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail trade advanced 3.0 percent, easing from an upwardly revised 3.4 percent jump in the prior month. source: National Statistical Institute, Bulgaria
Retail Sales YoY in Bulgaria averaged 6.05 percent from 2001 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 24.60 percent in March of 2007 and a record low of -20.60 percent in May of 2020. This page provides - Bulgaria Retail Sales YoY - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Bulgaria Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2021.
Retail Sales YoY in Bulgaria is expected to be 16.50 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 Bulgaria to stand at 6.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bulgaria Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 6.00 percent in 2022 and 4.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.