Retail sales in the Netherlands increased 3.5 percent year-on-year in March 2020, following a 5.0 percent growth in the previous month. Food sales jumped 12.2 percent (vs 3.8 percent in February) while non-food sales slumped 8 percent (vs 5.1 percent in February). Within non-food categories, the biggest declines were recorded for clothing (-41 percent vs -4.5 percent), shoes & leather goods (-39.9 percent vs -0.1 percent), recreational goods (-10.1 percent vs 8.4 percent), furniture and household articles (-6.6 percent vs 8.7 percent).

Retail Sales YoY in Netherlands averaged 1.36 percent from 2005 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 9.30 percent in May of 2006 and a record low of -6.40 percent in August of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - Netherlands Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Netherlands Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2020. source: Statistics Netherlands

Retail Sales YoY in Netherlands is expected to be -7.60 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 Netherlands to stand at 2.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Netherlands Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 6.20 percent in 2021 and 2.70 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Netherlands Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.50 5.00 9.30 -6.40 2005 - 2020 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-13 05:30 AM Dec 5.1% 2.8% 1.8%
2020-03-13 05:30 AM Jan 3.7% 5.0% 4.1%
2020-04-15 04:30 AM Feb 5% 3.7% 4.2%
2020-04-30 04:30 AM Mar 3.5% 5% -3.6%
2020-05-29 04:30 AM Apr 3.5% -9.8%
2020-06-30 04:30 AM May
2020-07-31 04:30 AM Jun -7.6%
2020-08-31 04:30 AM Jul


News Stream
Dutch Retail Trade Growth Slows in March
Retail sales in the Netherlands increased 3.5 percent year-on-year in March 2020, following a 5.0 percent growth in the previous month. Food sales jumped 12.2 percent (vs 3.8 percent in February) while non-food sales slumped 8 percent (vs 5.1 percent in February). Within non-food categories, the biggest declines were recorded for clothing (-41 percent vs -4.5 percent), shoes & leather goods (-39.9 percent vs -0.1 percent), recreational goods (-10.1 percent vs 8.4 percent), furniture and household articles (-6.6 percent vs 8.7 percent).
2020-04-30
Dutch February Retail Sales Growth Accelerates to 5%
Retail sales in the Netherlands increased 5 percent year-on-year in February 2020, following a 3.7 percent growth in the previous month. Sales went up faster for non-food (5.4 percent vs 2.2 percent in January), in particular for furniture and household articles (8.6 percent vs 3.5 percent); recreational goods (8.6 percent vs 2.8 percent), while those of consumer electronics rebounded sharply (6.4 percent vs -1.9 percent).By contrast, there were declines in sales of clothing (-4.2 percent vs 0.5 percent); while sales of shoes & leather goods continued to fall (-0.3 percent vs -2.9 percent). In addition, sales of food rose 3.7 percent, faster than 2.6 percent in January.
2020-04-15
Dutch Retail Sales Growth Eases to 3.7% in January
Retail sales in the Netherlands increased 3.7 percent year-on-year in January 2020, following a downwardly revised 5.0 percent growth in the previous month. Sales went up softer for non-food (2.7 percent vs 5.3 percent in December 2019), in particular for furniture and household articles (3.9 percent vs 6.5 percent); clothing (0.7 percent vs 5.4 percent); consumer electronics (1.3 percent vs 6.9 percent). In addition, there were declines sharply in sales of shoes & leather goods (-2.6 percent vs 0.7 percent). By contrasy, sales of recreational goods rebounded sharply (3.5 percent vs -4.0 percent). Meantime, sales of food rose 2.2 percent, faster than 0.8 percent in December.
2020-03-13
Dutch Retail Sales Rise the Most in 20 Months
Retail sales in the Netherlands increased 5.1 percent year-on-year in December 2019, following an upwardly revised 2.8 percent growth in the previous month. This was the largest advance in retail sales since April 2018, as sales rose faster for non-food (5.5 percent vs 1.7 percent in November), in particular for furniture and household articles (6.4 percent vs 4.4 percent). In addition, there were rebounds sharply in sales of shoes & leather goods (0.8 percent vs -3.7 percent), clothing (5.4 percent vs -1.7 percent), consumer electronics (6.9 percent vs -4.5 percent). Also, sales of recreational goods fell less (-3.9 percent vs -6.0 percent). Meantime, sales of food went up 0.9 percent, slower than 1.4 percent in November. For 2019 full year, retail sales grew 3.4 percent from a year earlier, the same pace as in 2018.
2020-02-13

Netherlands Retail Sales YoY
In Netherlands, 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.