Ireland's retail tumbled 35.4 percent from a month earlier in April of 2020, the largest monthly decrease since January 2009 as the Covid-19 pandemic hit households' demand. The sectors showing the largest decreases were furniture & lighting (-84.1 percent), bars (-77.1 percent), clothing, footwear & textiles (-73.6 percent), motor trades (-71 percent), department stores (-69.7 percent), books, newspapers & stationery (-54.4 percent), hardware, paints & glass (-53.5 percent), electrical goods (-44.3 percent), fuel (-40.9 percent) and pharmaceuticals, medical & cosmetic (-24.8 percent).

Retail Sales MoM in Ireland averaged 0 percent from 2000 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 9.10 percent in March of 2015 and a record low of -35.40 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Ireland Retail Sales MoM - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Ireland Retail Sales MoM - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2020. source: Central Statistics Office Ireland

Retail Sales MoM in Ireland is expected to be 0.60 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 Ireland to stand at 0.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ireland Retail Sales MoM is projected to trend around 0.50 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Ireland Retail Sales MoM

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-35.40 -12.70 9.10 -35.40 2000 - 2020 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-28 11:00 AM Jan -3.4% 3.9% -2.8%
2020-03-27 11:00 AM Feb -4.3% -0.3% 1.5%
2020-04-30 10:00 AM Mar -12.7% -1.2% -5.6%
2020-05-29 10:00 AM Apr -35.4% -12.7% -16%
2020-06-29 10:00 AM May -35.4%
2020-07-27 10:00 AM Jun 0.6%
2020-08-28 10:00 AM Jul
2020-09-28 10:00 AM Aug


News Stream
Irish Retail Sales Drop at Unprecendented Pace
Ireland's retail tumbled 35.4 percent from a month earlier in April of 2020, the largest monthly decrease since January 2009 as the Covid-19 pandemic hit households' demand. The sectors showing the largest decreases were furniture & lighting (-84.1 percent), bars (-77.1 percent), clothing, footwear & textiles (-73.6 percent), motor trades (-71 percent), department stores (-69.7 percent), books, newspapers & stationery (-54.4 percent), hardware, paints & glass (-53.5 percent), electrical goods (-44.3 percent), fuel (-40.9 percent) and pharmaceuticals, medical & cosmetic (-24.8 percent).
2020-05-29
Irish Retail Sales Fall the Most in 11 Years
Ireland's retail trade plummeted 12.7 percent from a month earlier in March 2020, the largest decline since January 2009, as the Covid-19 pandemic hit households' demand. The sectors showing the largest decreases were bars (-53.1 percent), clothing, footwear & textiles (-49.2 percent), motor trades (-30.7 percent), books, newspapers & stationery (-29.2 percent) and department stores (-25.8 percent). Meanwhile, sales rose for food, beverages & tobacco in specialised stores excluding supermarkets (17 percent), non-specialised stores including supermarkets (14 percent), hardware, paints & glass (13.3 percent), pharmaceuticals, medical & cosmetic articles (8.8 percent), and electrical goods (5.9 percent).
2020-04-30
Irish Retail Sales Fall the Most in Nearly 5 Years
Ireland's retail trade dropped 3.4 percent from a month earlier in February 2020, after a downwardly revised 0.3 percent fall in the previous month. It was the largest decline in retail trade since April 2015, mostly due to lower sales of motor trades (-6.4 percent) and hardware, paints & glass (-1.6 percent). Meanwhile, sales of furniture & lighting (6.6 percent) and those of clothing, footwear & textiles (3.2 percent) increased. On a yearly basis, retail sales fell 0.3 percent, after a 5.8 percent gain in the prior month.
2020-03-27
Irish Retail Sales Fall 3.4% in January
Ireland's retail trade slumped 3.4 percent from a month earlier in January 2020, following an upwardly revised 3.9 percent growth in December, due mainly to lower sales of motor trades (-11.0 percent) and hardware, paints & glass (-6.6 percent). On a yearly basis, retail sales growth slowed to 3.7 percent from 6.1 percent in the previous month.
2020-02-28

Ireland Retail Sales MoM
In Ireland, the Retail sales report provides an aggregated measure of sales of retail goods and services over a specific time period. In Ireland, Retail sales are seasonal, volatile and relatively important to the overall economy.