Sweden's retail trade surged by 9.1 percent from a year earlier in March of 2021, following an upwardly revised 5.4 percent rise in the previous month. It was the strongest increase in retail activity since March of 2007, mainly due to a low base comparison from the previous year at the onset of the pandemic crisis. Sales increased primarily for electronics and electrical household appliances (31 percent vs 27.6 percent in February); cultural and recreation goods (26.9 percent vs 13 percent) and textiles, clothes & footwear (22.3 percent vs -17.2 percent). In addition, online trade continued to rise solidly (42.7 percent vs 43.8 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales advanced by 2.6 percent, after an upwardly revised 1.7 percent rise in the previous month. source: Statistics Sweden

Retail Sales YoY in Sweden averaged 2.81 percent from 1992 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 10.90 percent in May of 2000 and a record low of -7.60 percent in December of 1992. This page provides the latest reported value for - Sweden Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Sweden Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2021.

Retail Sales YoY in Sweden is expected to be 3.60 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 Sweden to stand at 3.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sweden Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 2.20 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Sweden Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.10 5.40 10.90 -7.60 1992 - 2021 percent Monthly
WDA, 2015=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-28 08:30 AM Dec -0.6% 6.7% 4.6%
2021-02-26 08:30 AM Jan 3.1% -0.9% -1.4%
2021-03-26 08:30 AM Feb 4.6% 3.8% 2.4%
2021-04-28 07:30 AM Mar 9.1% 5.4% 5.1%
2021-05-28 07:30 AM Apr 9.1%
2021-06-25 07:30 AM May
2021-07-28 07:30 AM Jun
2021-08-27 07:30 AM Jul


News Stream
Swedish Retail Sales Growth at 14-Year High
Sweden's retail trade surged by 9.1 percent from a year earlier in March of 2021, following an upwardly revised 5.4 percent rise in the previous month. It was the strongest increase in retail activity since March of 2007, mainly due to a low base comparison from the previous year at the onset of the pandemic crisis. Sales increased primarily for electronics and electrical household appliances (31 percent vs 27.6 percent in February); cultural and recreation goods (26.9 percent vs 13 percent) and textiles, clothes & footwear (22.3 percent vs -17.2 percent). In addition, online trade continued to rise solidly (42.7 percent vs 43.8 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales advanced by 2.6 percent, after an upwardly revised 1.7 percent rise in the previous month.
2021-04-28
Swedish Retail Trade Growth Quickens in February
Sweden's retail trade increased by 4.6 percent from a year earlier in February of 2021, up from an upwardly revised 3.8 percent rise in the previous month. It was the fastest growth in retail sales since November, boosted by information and communication equipment (27.4 percent vs 20.6 percent in January); other household equipment (9.9 percent vs 6.4 percent) and cultural and recreation goods (11.9 percent vs 27.7 percent). In addition, on-line trade continued to rise solidly (37.9 percent vs 42.5 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales went up 0.7 percent, following an upwardly revised 4.3 percent advance in the previous period.
2021-03-26
Swedish Retail Sales Rebound in January
Sweden's retail trade increased by 3.1 percent from a year earlier in January 2021, rebounding from a 0.9 percent decline in the previous month, boosted by sales of information and communication equipment (20.0 percent vs 6.1 percent in December), cultural and recreation goods (30.0 percent vs -6.8 percent), and other household equipment (7.2 percent vs 3.8 percent). In addition, on-line trade jumped 39.1 percent, compared with 26.2 percent in December. On a monthly basis, retail sales jumped 3.4 percent in January, after a 4 percent slump in December.
2021-02-26
Swedish Retail Trade Falls in December
Sweden's retail sales went down 0.6 percent over a year earlier in December of 2020, following an upwardly revised 6.7 percent rise in the previous month. It was the first decrease in retail activity since April last year due to seasonal promotions in November and online shopping amid COVID-19 restrictions. On a monthly basis, retail trade slumped 4.9 percent, the most since at least January of 2001, after an upwardly revised 1.9 percent increase in the previous month.
2021-01-28

Sweden Retail Sales YoY
In Sweden, 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.