Retail sales in Italy plunged 20.5 percent from a month earlier in March of 2020, after an upwardly revised 0.9 percent increase in the previous month. It was the biggest monthly fall in retail trade since the series began in February of 1996 on the back of the coronavirus pandemic. Non-food sales slipped 36 percent, down from a 0.5 percent gain in February; and food sales showed no growth (vs 1.5 percent). On a yearly basis, retail trade fell 18.4 percent, the most since December of 1996 and compared to an upwardly 6.1 percent gain in February.

Retail Sales MoM in Italy averaged -0.01 percent from 1996 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 2.10 percent in January of 2017 and a record low of -20.50 percent in March of 2020. 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. Italy Retail Sales MoM - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2020. source: National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT)

Retail Sales MoM in Italy is expected to be -1.00 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 1.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Italy Retail Sales MoM is projected to trend around 0.50 percent in 2021 and 0.40 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Italy Retail Sales MoM

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-20.50 0.90 2.10 -20.50 1996 - 2020 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-07 09:00 AM Dec 0.5% -0.2% 0.4% 0.5%
2020-03-06 09:00 AM Jan 0% 0.5% -1% -0.3%
2020-04-07 08:00 AM Feb 0.8% 0.1% 0.4% 0.6%
2020-05-07 08:00 AM Mar -20.5% 0.9% -12.7%
2020-06-05 08:00 AM Apr -20.5% -12%
2020-07-07 08:00 AM May
2020-07-31 10:00 AM Jun -1%
2020-09-08 08:00 AM Jul


News Stream
Italy Retail Sales Fall the Most on Record
Retail sales in Italy plunged 20.5 percent from a month earlier in March of 2020, after an upwardly revised 0.9 percent increase in the previous month. It was the biggest monthly fall in retail trade since the series began in February of 1996 on the back of the coronavirus pandemic. Non-food sales slipped 36 percent, down from a 0.5 percent gain in February; and food sales showed no growth (vs 1.5 percent). On a yearly basis, retail trade fell 18.4 percent, the most since December of 1996 and compared to an upwardly 6.1 percent gain in February.
2020-05-07
Italy Retail Sales Rise More than Expected
Retail sales in Italy rose 0.8 percent from a month earlier in February of 2020, following an upwardly revised 0.1 percent increase in the previous month and well above market expectations of 0.4 percent. It was the highest monthly gain in retail trade since September 2019, as non-food sales rebounded sharply (0.5 percent vs -0.4 percent in January) and food sales advanced faster (1.1 percent vs 1 percent). On a yearly basis, retail trade grew 5.7 percent, accelerating from an upwardly revised 1.5 percent rise in January and beating market forecasts of 0.2 percent.
2020-04-07
Italy Retail Sales Unchanged in January
Retail sales in Italy showed no growth in January of 2020, following a 0.5 percent gain in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 1 percent fall. Non-food sales dropped 0.4 percent, after rising 0.8 percent in December while those of food increased 0.8 percent, rebounding from a 0.1 percent decline in the prior month. On a yearly basis, retail trade grew 1.4 percent, following a downwardly revised 0.8 percent gain and beating market forecasts of a 1.3 percent rise.
2020-03-06
Italy Retail Trade Rebounds More than Expected
Retail sales in Italy increased 0.5 percent from a month earlier in December 2019, recovering from a 0.2 percent decrease in November and beating market expectations of 0.4 percent. Non-food trade grew for the first time in three months (0.8 percent vs -0.2 percent in November) while food sales edged down 0.1 percent, the same as in the previous month. On a yearly basis, retail trade growth eased to 0.9 percent from an upwardly revised 1.0 percent gain in the previous month and missing market consensus of 1.2 percent.
2020-02-07

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.