Retail sales in Poland jumped 25.7 percent year-on-year in April of 2021, accelerating from a 17.1 percent advance in the previous month but below market expectations of 27.2 percent. Still, it was the biggest gain in retail trade activity since a record high of 30.6 percent hit on May 2004. Sales rose faster for motor vehicles & parts (119.5 percent vs 51.7 percent in March); fuels (49.7 percent vs 5.7 percent) and food, beverages & tobacco (10.2 percent vs 3.7 percent). Meantime, sales slowed for newspapers & books (9.7 percent vs 31.2 percent); furniture, appliances & electronics (12.6 percent vs 41.3 percent); and clothing & footwear (75.7 percent vs 90.7 percent). On a non-seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail trade fell 6.7 percent, after rising 16.5 percent in March. source: Central Statistical Office of Poland (GUS)

Retail Sales YoY in Poland averaged 6.74 percent from 2001 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 30.60 percent in April of 2004 and a record low of -22.60 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Poland Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Poland Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2021.

Retail Sales YoY in Poland is expected to be 7.80 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 Poland to stand at 3.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Poland Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 3.00 percent in 2022 and 2.80 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Poland Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
25.70 17.10 30.60 -22.60 2001 - 2021 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-02-19 09:00 AM Jan -6% -0.8% -5% -4.4%
2021-03-19 09:00 AM Feb -2.7% -6% -2.5% -2.3%
2021-04-22 08:00 AM Mar 17.1% -2.7% 10.9% 11.5%
2021-05-24 08:00 AM Apr 25.7% 17.1% 27.2% 28.5%
2021-06-22 08:00 AM May 25.7% 16%
2021-07-21 08:00 AM Jun
2021-08-20 08:00 AM Jul
2021-09-21 08:00 AM Aug


News Stream
Poland Retail Sales Rise Less than Expected
Retail sales in Poland jumped 25.7 percent year-on-year in April of 2021, accelerating from a 17.1 percent advance in the previous month but below market expectations of 27.2 percent. Still, it was the biggest gain in retail trade activity since a record high of 30.6 percent hit on May 2004. Sales rose faster for motor vehicles & parts (119.5 percent vs 51.7 percent in March); fuels (49.7 percent vs 5.7 percent) and food, beverages & tobacco (10.2 percent vs 3.7 percent). Meantime, sales slowed for newspapers & books (9.7 percent vs 31.2 percent); furniture, appliances & electronics (12.6 percent vs 41.3 percent); and clothing & footwear (75.7 percent vs 90.7 percent). On a non-seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail trade fell 6.7 percent, after rising 16.5 percent in March.
2021-05-24
Poland Retail Sales Rise the Most in 10 Years
Retail sales in Poland surged 17.1 percent year-on-year in March of 2021, the highest reading since April 2011, following a 2.7 percent drop in the prior month. A low base effect due to lockdown restrictions and falling demand last year pushed sales up for clothing & footwear (90.7 percent), motor vehicles & parts (51.7 percent) and furniture, appliances & electronics (41.3 percent). Sales of food, beverages & tobacco also increased (3.7 percent) while pharmaceuticals & cosmetics declined slightly (-0.9 percent). On a non-seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail trade jumped 16.5 percent, after rebounding by 4 percent in the previous month.
2021-04-22
Polish Retail Sales Fall More Than Expected
Retail sales in Poland fell 2.7 percent year-on-year in February of 2021, following a 6.0 percent drop in the prior month and compared with market expectations of a 2.5 percent decrease. Main downward pressure came from lower sales of fuels (-16.9 percent vs -20.6 percent in January); pharmaceuticals & cosmetics (-11.8 percent vs -7.2 percent); and food, beverages & tobacco (-4.4 percent vs 0.5 percent). On the other hand, sales increased for newspapers & books (11.7 percent vs -10.3 percent); furniture, appliances & electronics (11.1 percent vs 8.8 percent); clothing & footwear (9.9 percent vs -42.8 percent); and motor vehicles & parts (1.4 percent vs -5.1 percent). On a non-seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail trade advanced 4.0 percent, after plunging 24.6 percent in the previous month.
2021-03-19
Poland Retail Sales Drop the Most in 8 Months
Retail sales in Poland plunged 6 percent year-on-year in January of 2021, following a 0.8 percent decrease in the prior month and compared with market expectations of a 5 percent drop. It was the largest decline since May of 2020, as sales fell at a faster pace for fuels (-16.4 percent vs -11.3 percent in December); clothing & footwear (-40.8 percent vs -11.9 percent); pharmaceuticals & cosmetics (-9.2 percent vs -0.9 percent); food, beverages & tobacco (-0.8 percent vs 0.7 percent); and newspapers & books (-11.9 percent vs -2.2 percent). On the other hand, sales advanced faster for furniture, appliances & electronics (7.1 percent vs 3.5 percent), while sales of motor vehicles & parts fell at a softer pace (-5 percent vs -7.9 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade sank a non-seasonally adjusted 24.9 percent, after hiking 19.8 percent in the previous month.
2021-02-19

Poland Retail Sales YoY
In Poland, 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.