Retail trade in Bulgaria rose 0.4 percent year-on-year in May of 2019, following an upwardly revised 1.2 percent increase in the previous month. Sales advanced at a softer pace for non-food products (1.4 percent vs 2.8 percent in April) and fell for food, beverages & tobacco (-2.7 percent vs 0.2 percent). In contrast, those of automotive fuel (4.7 percent vs 0.9 percent) and via mail order houses or via Internet (21.1 percent vs 18.2 percent) grew solidly. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail sales decreased 0.2 percent, after an upwardly revised 0.4 percent gain in the prior month. Retail Sales YoY in Bulgaria averaged 6.98 percent from 2001 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 24.60 percent in March of 2007 and a record low of -12.50 percent in January of 2010.

Retail Sales YoY in Bulgaria is expected to be -0.90 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 Bulgaria to stand at 2.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bulgaria Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 4.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-04-09 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY Feb -0.1% 3.2% 4.3%
2019-05-10 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY Mar 0.6% -0.1% 2.9%
2019-06-07 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY Apr -0.2% 0.6% 0.5%
2019-07-09 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY May 0.4% 1.2% 1.1%
2019-08-08 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY Jun 0.4% -1%
2019-09-10 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY Jul
2019-10-09 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY Aug


Bulgaria Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -25.80 -25.10 -17.70 -54.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.20 0.40 12.10 -4.60 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 0.40 1.20 24.60 -12.50 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 22493.20 22275.82 22493.20 3.42 Million BGL [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.29 1.30 1.79 0.46 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Income 32.71 34.99 43.35 10.84 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 15851.34 18768.35 18768.35 6853.21 BGN Million [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions -23.40 -23.40 -16.30 -52.30 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations -16.90 -15.60 13.70 -39.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations -10.90 -8.40 0.30 -31.70 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations -33.20 -34.20 -29.00 -54.20 [+]
Consumer Confidence Price Trends 32.00 25.30 62.80 -0.70 [+]
Consumer Confidence Savings Expectations -63.30 -64.40 -63.30 -85.60 [+]
Consumer Confidence Unemployment Expectations 12.40 15.20 69.70 5.90 [+]


Bulgaria Retail Sales YoY

In Bulgaria, 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. This page provides - Bulgaria Retail Sales YoY - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Bulgaria Retail Sales YoY - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.40 1.20 24.60 -12.50 2001 - 2019 percent Monthly
2015=100, WDA




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