Retail trade in the Euro Area fell 0.4 percent from a month earlier in April 2019, after being unchanged in March and matching market expectations. Food, drinks, tobacco sales declined 0.4 percent, reversing a 0.4 percent gain in the previous month; and non-food trade also dropped 0.4 percent, compared to a 0.2 percent decrease in March, dragged by lower sales of mail orders and internet (-3.1 percent vs 2 percent), textiles, clothing, footwear (-1.5 percent vs 0.2 percent), and electrical goods and furniture (-0.6 percent vs 0.6 percent). By contrast, auto fuel sales edged up 0.1 percent, recovering from a 0.7 percent drop in March. Year-on-year, retail trade growth eased to 1.5 percent in April from 2 percent in March. Retail Sales MoM in the Euro Area averaged 0.09 percent from 1995 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 2.80 percent in October of 1999 and a record low of -2.10 percent in May of 2011.

Retail Sales MoM in Euro Area is expected to be 0.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Retail Sales MoM in Euro Area to stand at 0.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Euro Area Retail Sales MoM is projected to trend around 0.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-03-05 10:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 1.3% -1.4% 1.2% 1%
2019-04-03 09:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.4% 0.9% 0.2% 0.4%
2019-05-06 09:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0% 0.5% -0.1% 0.5%
2019-06-05 09:00 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.4% 0% -0.4% 0.2%
2019-07-04 09:00 AM Retail Sales MoM -0.4% 0.1%
2019-08-02 09:00 AM Retail Sales MoM 0.4%
2019-09-04 09:00 AM Retail Sales MoM


Euro Area Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -6.50 -7.30 -1.40 -23.90 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.40 0.00 2.80 -2.10 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.50 2.00 6.00 -4.70 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1433.28 1425.70 1433.28 1045.03 EUR Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1787679.00 1769770.00 1787679.00 1068215.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 12.33 12.30 14.32 11.76 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 13595999.60 13520393.70 13595999.60 4998832.00 EUR Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.01 1.99 6.52 1.97 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 694574.20 690270.39 694574.20 359891.93 EUR Million [+]
Economic Optimism Index 105.10 103.90 118.10 68.30 [+]
Households Debt To GDP 57.70 57.60 64.10 46.30 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 93.49 94.00 98.13 71.02 percent [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions -5.30 -9.20 -2.80 -65.40 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations -0.50 -4.10 4.20 -43.70 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations -0.70 -0.90 4.90 -13.40 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations -17.30 -18.10 -12.00 -28.20 [+]
Consumer Confidence Price Trends 23.20 19.30 54.80 -12.50 Index Points [+]
Consumer Confidence Savings Expectations -3.50 -5.20 1.30 -17.50 [+]
Consumer Confidence Unemployment Expectations 0.60 3.00 68.80 -1.70 [+]


Euro Area Retail Sales MoM

In the Euro Area, retail sales show the evolution of the total amount of goods sold. Among them, food drinks and tobacco account for the highest share (39.3 percent); followed by electrical goods and furniture (12.0 percent share); computer equipment books and other (11.4 percent share); pharmaceutical and medical goods (9.9 percent share); textiles, clothing, footwear (9.2 percent share); auto fuel (9.1 percent share); other non-food products (6.0 percent share) and mail orders and internet (2.9 percent share). Among countries, Germany has the highest weight (25.9 percent), followed by France (21.7 percent), Italy (16.1 percent) and Spain (11.4 percent). Others are Netherlands (5.2 percent); Belgium (4.3 percent); Greece (3.0 percent); Austria (2.8 percent); Portugal (2.4 percent); Finland (1.8 percent); Ireland (1.7 percent); Luxembourg and Slovakia (0.8 percent each); Slovenia (0.6 percent); Lithuania (0.4 percent); Latvia and Cyprus (0.3 percent); Estonia (0.2 percent) and Malta (0.1 percent). This page provides the latest reported value for - Euro Area Retail Sales MoM - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Retail Sales MoM - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.40 0.00 2.80 -2.10 1995 - 2019 percent Monthly
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