Retail Sales in European Union increased 2 percent in December of 2019 over the same month in the previous year. European Union Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2020 from its official source.

Retail Sales Yoy in European Union averaged 1.52 percent from 2000 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 6.10 percent in July of 2000 and a record low of -4 percent in February of 2009. This page provides - European Union Retail Sales YoY - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

Retail Sales Yoy in European Union is expected to be 1.70 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 European Union to stand at 2.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the European Union Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 2.50 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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European Union Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.00 2.00 6.10 -4.00 2000 - 2019 percent Monthly


European Union Retail Sales YoY
In the European Union, retail sales show the evolution of the total amount of goods sold. Among goods, food, drinks and tobacco account for the highest share (40.1 percent); followed by electrical goods and furniture (11.5 percent share); computer equipment, books and other (11.4 percent share); textiles, clothing, footwear (9.2 percent share); auto fuel (9 percent share); pharmaceutical and medical goods (8.9 percent share); other non-food products (7.0 percent share) and mail orders and internet (3.0 percent share). Among countries, Germany has the highest weight (19.1 percent), followed by France (15.9 percent); the United Kingdom (14.7 percent) and Italy (11.9 percent). Others include Spain (8.4 percent); Netherlands (3.8 percent); Poland (3.7 percent); Belgium (3.2 percent); Sweden (2.4 percent); Greece (2.2 percent); Austria (2.1 percent); Portugal (1.8 percent); Denmark (1.5 percent); Finland, Ireland and Czech Republic (1.3 percent each); Romania (1.0 percent); Hungary (0.9 percent); Luxembourg and Slovakia (0.6 percent each); Croatia (0.5 percent); Bulgaria and Slovenia (0.4 percent each); Lithuania (0.3 percent); Latvia, Cyprus and Estonia (0.2 percent each) and Malta (0.1 percent).