Retail sales in Hungary rose 8.4 percent year-on-year in February of 2019, following a 5.4 percent increase in January. It is the highest annual gain in retail sales since May of 2018 as sales rose faster for food, drinks and tobacco (4.8 percent compared to 3.9 percent in January), non-food (10.8 percent compared to 6.4 percent) and auto fuel (13.8 percent compared to 7.2 percent). Retail Sales YoY in Hungary averaged 3.15 percent from 1999 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 14.30 percent in December of 1999 and a record low of -7.80 percent in November of 2009.

Retail Sales YoY in Hungary is expected to be 4.20 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 Hungary to stand at 3.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Hungary Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 3.10 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-07 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 5.2% 5.5% 5.6%
2019-02-05 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 4.1% 4.9% 5.2%
2019-03-05 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 5.4% 3.8% 3.2%
2019-04-03 07:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 8.4% 5.4% 3.8%
2019-05-06 07:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 8.4% 4.5%
2019-06-05 07:00 AM Retail Sales YoY
2019-07-04 07:00 AM Retail Sales YoY


Hungary Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -10.70 -11.10 89.82 -72.30 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.90 0.70 2.90 -6.80 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 8.40 5.40 14.30 -7.80 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 4361107.00 4049216.00 4361107.00 2550699.00 HUF Million [+]
Personal Savings 12.12 12.83 19.18 8.27 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 6168.90 6155.80 8746.70 235.80 HUF Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 0.90 0.90 14.25 0.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 716.50 699.69 716.50 323.54 HUF Billion [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.32 1.34 1.90 0.72 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To GDP 18.20 18.40 40.80 3.90 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 33.39 35.62 68.85 9.57 percent [+]


Hungary Retail Sales YoY

In Hungary, 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 - Hungary Retail Sales YoY - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Hungary Retail Sales YoY - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.40 5.40 14.30 -7.80 1999 - 2019 percent Monthly
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