Italy's retail trade fell 0.2 percent from a month earlier in November 2019, following a revised 0.3 percent drop in October and missing market expectations of a 0.3 percent growth. Non-food trade declined for the second month in a row (-0.3 percent vs -0.5 percent) while food sales were unchanged (vs 0.1 percent in October). On a yearly basis, retail trade growth eased slightly to 0.9 percent from 1.0 percent in the previous month.

Retail Sales MoM in Italy averaged 0.05 percent from 1996 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 2 percent in January of 2017 and a record low of -2.60 percent in May of 2004. This page provides the latest reported value for - Italy Retail Sales MoM - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. source: National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT)

Retail Sales MoM in Italy is expected to be -0.20 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 Italy to stand at 0.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Italy Retail Sales MoM is projected to trend around 0.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Italy Retail Sales MoM

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.20 -0.30 2.00 -2.60 1996 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-08 08:00 AM Aug -0.6% -0.6% 0% 0.2%
2019-11-07 09:00 AM Sep 0.7% -0.5% 1.1% 0.6%
2019-12-06 09:00 AM Oct -0.2% 0.6% -0.4% -0.3%
2020-01-13 09:00 AM Nov -0.2% -0.3% 0.3% 0.5%
2020-02-07 09:00 AM Dec -0.2% 0.5%


News Stream
2019-12-06
Italy Retail Sales Fall Less than Expected
Retail sales in Italy decreased 0.2 percent month-over-month in October 2019, after a downwardly revised 0.6 percent rise in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 0.4 percent fall. Sales dropped for non-food products (-0.5 percent vs 0.8 percent in September) and those of food slowed (0.1 percent vs 0.6 percent). Year-on-year, retail trade advanced 1 percent, up from a downwardly revised 0.8 percent and in line with market consensus.

2019-11-07
Italy Retail Sales Rebound Less than Expected
Italy’s retail trade advanced 0.7 percent month-over-month in September 2019, recovering from a downwardly revised 0.5 percent drop in the previous month and below market expectations of a 1.1 percent gain. Sales rebounded for food (0.5 percent vs -0.9 percent in August) and non-food products (0.7 percent from -0.5 percent). Year-on-year, retail rose 0.9 percent, accelerating from an upwardly revised 0.8 percent increase in August but less than market consensus of 1 percent.

2019-10-08
Italy Retail Sales Unexpectedly Fall in August
Italy's retail trade decreased 0.6 percent month-over-month in August 2019, the same pace as in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a flat reading. Sales declined for both food (-0.9 percent vs -0.2 percent in July) and non-food products (-0.3 percent vs -0.9 percent). Year-on-year, retail trade went up 0.7 percent, following a downwardly revised 2.4 percent rise in the previous month and missing market forecasts of a 3.1 percent gain.

2019-09-06
Italy Retail Sales Unexpectedly Fall in July
Italy's retail trade fell 0.5 percent month-over-month in July 2019, after rising 1.9 percent in June and missing market expectations of a 0.4 percent gain. Sales dropped for both non-food (-0.7 percent from 2.1 percent in June) and food products (-0.1 percent from 1.6 percent). Year-on-year, retail trade went up 2.6 percent, following a 1.3 percent rise in the previous month.


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