Retail sales in the Netherlands surged 5.9 percent year-on-year in March 2021, rebounding sharply from an upwardly revised 2.9 percent drop in the previous month. It was the first monthly increase in retail trade since last November, due to a low base effect of last year, the first month in which measures against the spread of the coronavirus. Sales of shoes and leather products, and clothing jumped by 25.7 percent and 36.0 percent, respectively. The shops selling recreational goods, consumer electronic, and furniture and home furnishing was also higher of turnover. By contrast, sales declined for personal care products (-2.3 percent), DIY products, kitchens, flooring (-12.8 percent) and consumer electronics (-14.1 percent). Meanwhile, the shops selling food, beverages and tobacco fell by 1.6 percent. source: Statistics Netherlands

Retail Sales YoY in Netherlands averaged 1.55 percent from 2005 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 10.20 percent in June of 2020 and a record low of -6.40 percent in August of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - Netherlands Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Netherlands Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2021.

Retail Sales YoY in Netherlands is expected to be 3.00 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 Netherlands to stand at 6.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Netherlands Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 2.70 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Netherlands Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.90 -2.90 10.20 -6.40 2005 - 2021 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-29 05:30 AM Dec -3.1% 10.3% 7.8%
2021-02-26 05:30 AM Jan -5.9% -3.2% -4%
2021-03-31 04:30 AM Feb -2.8% -6.0% -3.8%
2021-04-30 04:30 AM Mar 5.9% -2.9% -2.3%
2021-05-31 04:30 AM Apr 5.9%
2021-06-30 04:30 AM May
2021-07-30 04:30 AM Jun
2021-08-31 04:30 AM Jul


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Dutch Retail Sales Rise for 1st Time in 4 Months
Retail sales in the Netherlands surged 5.9 percent year-on-year in March 2021, rebounding sharply from an upwardly revised 2.9 percent drop in the previous month. It was the first monthly increase in retail trade since last November, due to a low base effect of last year, the first month in which measures against the spread of the coronavirus. Sales of shoes and leather products, and clothing jumped by 25.7 percent and 36.0 percent, respectively. The shops selling recreational goods, consumer electronic, and furniture and home furnishing was also higher of turnover. By contrast, sales declined for personal care products (-2.3 percent), DIY products, kitchens, flooring (-12.8 percent) and consumer electronics (-14.1 percent). Meanwhile, the shops selling food, beverages and tobacco fell by 1.6 percent.
2021-04-30
Dutch Retail Sales Fall for 3rd Month
Retail sales in the Netherlands dropped 2.8 percent year-on-year in February 2021, following an upwardly revised 6.0 percent fall in the previous month. It was the third straight month of decline, amid stricter lockdown measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Sales of shoes and leather products, and clothing fell by 43.4 percent and 53.4 percent, respectively. The shops selling recreational goods, consumer electronic, and furniture and home furnishing also suffered a loss of turnover. By contrast, sales of personal care products grew by 2.4 percent. Meanwhile, the shops selling food, beverages and tobacco were up 8.7 percent.
2021-03-31
Dutch Retail Sales Drop the Most Since 2009
Retail sales in the Netherlands fell 5.9 percent year-on-year in January 2021, following an upwardly revised 3.2 percent drop in the previous month. It was the second straight of decline in retail sales and the steepest fall since August 2009, amid the stricter lockdown measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Sales of shoes and leather products, and clothing fell by 54.2 percent and 61.5 percent, respectively. The shops selling recreational goods, consumer electronic, and furniture and home furnishing also suffered a significant loss of turnover. By contrast, sales of personal care products grew by 4.4 percent. Meanwhile, the shops selling food, beverages and tobacco were up 8.6 percent.
2021-02-26
Dutch Retail Sales Drop the Most Since 2013
Retail sales in the Netherlands fell 3.1 percent year-on-year in December 2020, reversing from an upwardly revised 10.3 percent gain in the previous month. It was the first time decline in retail sales in 8 months, and the steepest fall since September 2013, amid the stricter lockdown measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Sales of shoes and leather products, and clothing fell by 46.7 percent and 45.3 percent, respectively. The shops selling recreational goods, consumer electronic, and furniture and home furnishing also suffered a significant loss of turnover. Meanwhile, the shops selling DIY products, kitchens and flooring virtually was unchanged. By contrast, sales of personal care products grew by 4.6 percent. Considering 2020 full year, retail sales rose by 5.9 percent from a year earlier.
2021-01-29

Netherlands Retail Sales YoY
In Netherlands, 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.