Retail sales in the Netherlands increased 3 percent year-on-year in August 2021, accelerating from a downwardly revised 2.8 percent rise in the previous month. It was the sixth straight month of increase in retail trade, amid loosening restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Sales of clothing and shoes and leather products jumped by 22 percent and 14.1 percent, respectively. The shops selling furniture and home furnishing, personal care products, and DIY products, kitchens, the flooring was also higher in turnover. Meantime, sales of electronics and recreational goods declined by 2.4 percent and 0.8 percent, respectively. Also, sales shrank for food, beverages, and tobacco by 3.8 percent, following a 1.8 percent drop in July. source: Statistics Netherlands

Retail Sales YoY in Netherlands averaged 1.66 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 October of 2021.

Retail Sales YoY in Netherlands is expected to be 4.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Netherlands Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 3.80 percent in 2022 and 2.70 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Netherlands Retail Sales YoY


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-30 04:30 AM May 9.7% 9.7% 4%
2021-07-30 04:30 AM Jun 6% 9.5% 8.5%
2021-08-31 04:30 AM Jul 3.4% 5.4% 5.1%
2021-09-30 04:30 AM Aug 3% 2.8% 2.7%
2021-10-29 04:30 AM Sep 3% 4.5%
2021-11-30 05:30 AM Oct
2021-12-31 05:30 AM Nov


News Stream
Dutch Retail Sales Growth Accelerates in August
Retail sales in the Netherlands increased 3 percent year-on-year in August 2021, accelerating from a downwardly revised 2.8 percent rise in the previous month. It was the sixth straight month of increase in retail trade, amid loosening restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Sales of clothing and shoes and leather products jumped by 22 percent and 14.1 percent, respectively. The shops selling furniture and home furnishing, personal care products, and DIY products, kitchens, the flooring was also higher in turnover. Meantime, sales of electronics and recreational goods declined by 2.4 percent and 0.8 percent, respectively. Also, sales shrank for food, beverages, and tobacco by 3.8 percent, following a 1.8 percent drop in July.
2021-09-30
Dutch Retail Sales Growth Eases in July
Retail sales in the Netherlands increased 3.4 percent year-on-year in July 2021, after a downwardly revised 5.4 percent rise in the previous month. It was the fifth straight month of increase in retail trade but the least in the sequence, amid easing lockdown measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Sales of clothing and shoes and leather products grew by 6.7 percent and 7.4 percent, respectively. The shops selling furniture and home furnishing, personal care products, and DIY products, kitchens, the flooring was also higher in turnover. Meanwhile, sales of electronics and recreational goods dropped by 2.2 percent and 0.1 percent, respectively. Also, sales shrank for food, beverages, and tobacco by 1.2 percent, following a 0.2 percent fall in June.
2021-08-31
Dutch Retail Sales Growth Eases to 6% in June
Retail sales in the Netherlands grew 6.0 percent year-on-year in June 2021, after a downwardly revised 9.5 percent rise in the previous month. It was the fourth straight month of increase in retail trade but the least in the sequence, amid easing lockdown measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Sales of clothing and shoes and leather products surged by 21.0 percent and 22.0 percent, respectively. The shops selling recreational goods, furniture and home furnishing, personal care products, and DIY products, kitchens, the flooring was also higher in turnover. Also, sales increased for food, beverages, and tobacco by 0.2 percent, rebounding from a 0.9 percent drop in May.
2021-07-30
Dutch Retail Sales Growth Stays at 5-Month High
Retail sales in the Netherlands advanced 9.7 percent year-on-year in May 2021, unchanged from the previous month. It was the third straight month of increase in retail trade and the most since last August, amid easing the lockdown measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Sales of clothing and shoes and leather products surged by 45.7 percent and 35.2 percent, respectively. The shops selling recreational goods, consumer electronic; furniture and home furnishing, personal care products, and DIY products, kitchens, flooring was also higher of turnover. By contrast, sales declined for food, beverages and tobacco by 0.9 percent, reversing from a 2.7 percent rise in April.
2021-06-30

Netherlands Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Consumer Confidence -10.00 points Oct/21 -5.00 36.00 -41.00
Retail Sales MoM 0.90 percent Aug/21 -2.10 9.90 -9.90
Retail Sales YoY 3.00 percent Aug/21 2.80 10.20 -6.40
Consumer Spending 78825.00 EUR Million Jun/21 74605.00 83166.00 40834.00
Disposable Personal Income 377777.00 EUR Million Dec/20 365954.00 377777.00 85986.00
Personal Spending 5.80 percent Aug/21 4.70 11.90 -17.40


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.