Eurozone's retail sales rose 2.7 percent from a month earlier in March 2021, easing from an upwardly revised 4.2 percent jump in February and beating market expectations of 1.5 percent growth. Sales of non-food products advanced 4.6 percent (vs 8.3 percent in February), with on-line trade growing by 1.4 percent (vs 2.7 percent in February). In addition, food, drinks, tobacco trade rebounded 1.0 percent (vs -0.5 percent in February), while fuel sales dropped 2.9 percent (vs 4.6 percent in February) as many countries in Europe imposed or extended restrictive measures to contain the spread of coronavirus. On a yearly basis, retail sales jumped 12 percent, also above market consensus of 9.6 percent. source: EUROSTAT

Retail Sales MoM in the Euro Area averaged 0.11 percent from 1995 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 20 percent in May of 2020 and a record low of -11.80 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Euro Area Retail Sales MoM - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Retail Sales MoM - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2021.

Retail Sales MoM in Euro Area is expected to be 0.90 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Retail Sales MoM in Euro Area to stand at 1.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Euro Area Retail Sales MoM is projected to trend around 0.60 percent in 2022 and 0.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Euro Area Retail Sales MoM

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.70 4.20 20.00 -11.80 1995 - 2021 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-02-04 10:00 AM Dec 2% -5.7% 1.6% 1.1%
2021-03-04 10:00 AM Jan -5.9% 1.8% -1.1% -1.4%
2021-04-12 09:00 AM Feb 3% -5.2% 1.5% 1.2%
2021-05-06 09:00 AM Mar 2.7% 4.2% 1.5% 1%
2021-06-04 09:00 AM Apr 2.7%
2021-07-06 09:00 AM May
2021-08-04 09:00 AM Jun
2021-09-03 09:00 AM Jul


News Stream
Eurozone Retail Trade Growth Beats Forecast
Eurozone's retail sales rose 2.7 percent from a month earlier in March 2021, easing from an upwardly revised 4.2 percent jump in February and beating market expectations of 1.5 percent growth. Sales of non-food products advanced 4.6 percent (vs 8.3 percent in February), with on-line trade growing by 1.4 percent (vs 2.7 percent in February). In addition, food, drinks, tobacco trade rebounded 1.0 percent (vs -0.5 percent in February), while fuel sales dropped 2.9 percent (vs 4.6 percent in February) as many countries in Europe imposed or extended restrictive measures to contain the spread of coronavirus. On a yearly basis, retail sales jumped 12 percent, also above market consensus of 9.6 percent.
2021-05-06
Eurozone Retail Sales Rise More than Forecast
Eurozone's retail trade rose 3.0 percent from a month earlier in February 2021, rebounding from a 5.2 percent slump in January and compared with market expectations of 1.5 percent growth. Sales of non-food products jumped 6.8 percent, partially recovering from a 9.9 percent contraction in the previous month, with on-line trade advancing only slightly by 0.4 percent (vs 6.0 percent in January). In addition, sales of fuel climbed 3.7 percent (vs -0.9 percent in January), while food, drinks, tobacco trade declined 1.1 percent (vs 1.0 percent in January). On a yearly basis, retail sales shrank 2.9 percent, less than market consensus of a 5.4 percent plunge. Domestic trade could see a sharp decline during March in a disappointing end to the first quarter for retailers, as many countries in Europe, including Germany, France, Italy and Spain, imposed or extended restrictive measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.
2021-04-12
Eurozone Retail Sales Fall the Most in 9 Months
Eurozone's retail trade slumped 5.9 percent from a month earlier in January 2021, the steepest decline since last April's record slump and compared with market expectations of a 1.1 percent drop, as a number of member states re-imposed or extended coronavirus lockdown measures. Non-food products sales plunged 12 percent (vs 1.0 percent in December), despite a 7.1 percent increase in on-line trade; while fuel sales were down 1.1 percent (vs 4.7 percent in December). Meanwhile, food, drinks and tobacco trade rose 1.1 percent, compared with a 2.3 percent growth in December. On a yearly basis, retail sales shrank 6.4 percent, also the largest decrease since April.
2021-03-04
Eurozone Retail Sales Rise More than Forecast
Eurozone's retail trade rose 2.0 percent from a month earlier in December 2020, following a revised 5.7 percent fall in November and beating market expectations of a 1.6 percent rebound. Non-food products sales advanced 1.5 percent, partially recovering from a 7.7 percent slump in the previous month, boosted by a rebound in sales of textiles, clothing, footwear (12.4 percent vs -30.5 percent). Still, trade dropped for electrical goods and furniture (-7.0 percent vs -5.7 percent), computer equipment, books and other (-1.4 percent vs -11.4 percent), and pharmaceutical and medical goods (-2.9 percent vs -1.5 percent). On-line trade was also down (-2.7 percent vs 3.2 percent). Elsewhere, food, drinks, tobacco trade grew 1.9 percent (vs -2.2 percent in November) and fuel sales advanced 5.1 percent (vs -10.2 percent in November).
2021-02-04

Euro Area Retail Sales MoM
In the Euro Area, retail sales show the evolution of the total amount of goods sold. Among them, food drinks and tobacco account for the highest share (39.3 percent); followed by electrical goods and furniture (12.0 percent share); computer equipment books and other (11.4 percent share); pharmaceutical and medical goods (9.9 percent share); textiles, clothing, footwear (9.2 percent share); auto fuel (9.1 percent share); other non-food products (6.0 percent share) and mail orders and internet (2.9 percent share). Among countries, Germany has the highest weight (25.9 percent), followed by France (21.7 percent), Italy (16.1 percent) and Spain (11.4 percent). Others are Netherlands (5.2 percent); Belgium (4.3 percent); Greece (3.0 percent); Austria (2.8 percent); Portugal (2.4 percent); Finland (1.8 percent); Ireland (1.7 percent); Luxembourg and Slovakia (0.8 percent each); Slovenia (0.6 percent); Lithuania (0.4 percent); Latvia and Cyprus (0.3 percent); Estonia (0.2 percent) and Malta (0.1 percent).