Retail sales in Spain soared 41 percent from a year earlier in April of 2021, following a downwardly revised 14.3 percent rise in the previous month. It was the strongest annual gain in retail activity since series began in 2001, as most of the country was in lockdown to curb the COVID-19 pandemic in April of last year. Sales of non-food products surged 107.2 percent, namely personal equipment (336.1 percent) and household equipment (170.5 percent). Meanwhile, those of food edged up (0.3 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales went down 0.4 percent, after a downwardly revised 2.7 percent gain in March. source: National Statistics Institute (INE)

Retail Sales YoY in Spain averaged -0.11 percent from 2001 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 41 percent in April of 2021 and a record low of -31 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Spain Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Spain Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2021.

Retail Sales YoY in Spain is expected to be 12.00 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 Spain to stand at 4.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Spain Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 3.40 percent in 2022 and 2.60 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Spain Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
41.00 14.30 41.00 -31.00 2001 - 2021 percent Monthly
SA, WDA, Constant Prices


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-03-12 08:00 AM Jan -9.5% -1.5% -6%
2021-03-30 07:00 AM Feb -5.9% -9.4% -4.2%
2021-04-30 07:00 AM Mar 14.9% -6.1% -6.6%
2021-05-28 07:00 AM Apr 41% 14.3% 36%
2021-06-29 07:00 AM May 41%
2021-07-30 07:00 AM Jun
2021-08-30 07:00 AM Jul
2021-09-30 07:00 AM Aug


News Stream
Spain Retail Sales Rise the Most on Record
Retail sales in Spain soared 41 percent from a year earlier in April of 2021, following a downwardly revised 14.3 percent rise in the previous month. It was the strongest annual gain in retail activity since series began in 2001, as most of the country was in lockdown to curb the COVID-19 pandemic in April of last year. Sales of non-food products surged 107.2 percent, namely personal equipment (336.1 percent) and household equipment (170.5 percent). Meanwhile, those of food edged up (0.3 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales went down 0.4 percent, after a downwardly revised 2.7 percent gain in March.
2021-05-28
Spain Retail Sales Rebound Sharply in March
Retail sales in Spain jumped 14.9 percent from a year earlier in March of 2021, following an upwardly revised 6.1 percent fall in February. It was the first gain in retail activity since February of 2020 and the strongest since at least January of 2001, mainly due to a low base comparison from the previous year at the onset of the pandemic crisis. Sales of non-food products surged 42 percent, namely personal equipment (82.2 percent) and household equipment (68.4 percent). Meanwhile, those of food declined (-8.6 percent).On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 3.5 percent, after a downwardly revised 4.1 percent gain in the previous month.
2021-04-30
Spain Retail Sales Sink for 12th Month
Retail sales in Spain fell 5.9 percent year-on-year in February of 2021, following a 9.4 percent drop in January, marking the 12th consecutive month of falling retail sales due to the coronavirus pandemic. Biggest decreases were seen in sales of personal equipment (-28.5 percent) and at gasoline stations (-15.2 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales surged 4.2 percent, following a 7.6 percent fall in the previous month.
2021-03-30
Spain Retail Sales Fall the Most in 8 Months
Spain's retail sales plunged 9.5 percent from a year earlier in January of 2021, the strongest decline in eight months amid coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Non-food trade fell 16 percent led by personal equipment (-30.7 percent). Meantime, food sales rose 2.1 percent. On a monthly basis, retail trade slumped 7.6 percent, the most since April, following an upwardly revised 1.3 percent increase in the prior month.
2021-03-12

Spain Retail Sales YoY
In Spain, 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.