Retail sales in the Netherlands increased 10.2 percent year-on-year in August 2020, accelerating from a downwardly revised 9.5 percent gain in the previous month. This was the fourth straight month of increase in retail sales, amid the loosening of coronavirus-induced restriction measures. Food sales rose at a faster pace (7.6 percent vs 5.8 percent in July) while non-food sales continued to rise firmly (8.0 percent vs 9.6 percent). Within non-food categories, sales went up for furniture and household articles (11.1 percent vs 21.6 percent), DIY products, kitchens, flooring (15.4 percent vs 20.6 percent), recreational goods (7.8 percent vs 20.0 percent) and consumer electronics (11.1 percent vs 11.8 percent). Meanwhile, sales rebounded for both shoes and leather products (0.7 percent vs -1.9 percent) and personal care products (3.0 percent vs -0.7 percent). On the other hand, sales of clothing continued to fall (-0.5 percent vs -2.4 percent). source: Statistics Netherlands

Retail Sales YoY in Netherlands averaged 1.51 percent from 2005 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 10.40 percent in June of 2020 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 October of 2020.

Retail Sales YoY in Netherlands is expected to be -3.20 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 Netherlands to stand at -4.30 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
10.20 9.50 10.40 -6.40 2005 - 2020 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-06-30 04:30 AM May 8.2% -1.1% -6%
2020-07-31 04:30 AM Jun 9.8% 8.7% -7.6%
2020-08-31 04:30 AM Jul 9.7% 10.4% 4.5%
2020-09-30 04:30 AM Aug 10.2% 9.5% 4%
2020-11-12 05:30 AM Sep 10.2% -3.2%
2020-12-15 05:30 AM Oct


News Stream
Dutch Retail Sales Rise for 4th Month
Retail sales in the Netherlands increased 10.2 percent year-on-year in August 2020, accelerating from a downwardly revised 9.5 percent gain in the previous month. This was the fourth straight month of increase in retail sales, amid the loosening of coronavirus-induced restriction measures. Food sales rose at a faster pace (7.6 percent vs 5.8 percent in July) while non-food sales continued to rise firmly (8.0 percent vs 9.6 percent). Within non-food categories, sales went up for furniture and household articles (11.1 percent vs 21.6 percent), DIY products, kitchens, flooring (15.4 percent vs 20.6 percent), recreational goods (7.8 percent vs 20.0 percent) and consumer electronics (11.1 percent vs 11.8 percent). Meanwhile, sales rebounded for both shoes and leather products (0.7 percent vs -1.9 percent) and personal care products (3.0 percent vs -0.7 percent). On the other hand, sales of clothing continued to fall (-0.5 percent vs -2.4 percent).
2020-09-30
Dutch Retail Trade Growth Remains Strong in July
Retail sales in the Netherlands increased 9.7 percent year-on-year in July 2020, slowing from an upwardly revised 10.4 percent rise in the previous month. This was the third straight month of increase in retail sales, amid the loosening of coronavirus-induced restriction measures. Food sales rose at a softer pace (5.6 percent vs 6.5 percent in June) while non-food sales continued to increase firmly (10.2 percent vs 9.4 percent). Within non-food categories, sales went up for furniture and household articles (22.5 percent vs 25.6 percent), DIY products, kitchens, flooring (20.7 percent vs 24.4 percent), recreational goods (18.1 percent vs 23.5 percent) and consumer electronics (11.8 percent vs 24.2 percent). Meanwhile, sales continued to fall for shoes and leather products (-1.8 percent vs -10.4 percent), clothing (-1.4 percent vs -6.8 percent) and personal care products (-0.6 percent vs -0.4 percent).
2020-08-31
Dutch Retail Sales Rise to Record High
Retail sales in the Netherlands surged 9.8 percent year-on-year in June 2020, accelerating from an upwardly revised 8.7 percent rise in the previous month. It was the strongest growth in retail sales since the series began in January 2005, amid the loosening restriction measures. Non-food sales went up faster (8.5 percent vs 1.3 percent in May) while food sales continued to increase (6.5 percent vs 10.2 percent). Within non-food categories, sales rose faster for furniture and household articles (25.2 percent vs 8.3 percent), recreation goods (18.6 percent vs 17.6 percent), electronics (21.7 percent vs 13.9 percent), while that of do-it-yourself articles increased further (24.1 percent vs 29.6 percent). In addition, sales dropped much less for clothing (-6.9 percent vs -23.7 percent), shoes & leather goods (-10.5 percent vs -19.8 percent).
2020-07-31
Dutch Retail Sales Rise the Most Since 2006
Retail sales in the Netherlands surged 8.2 percent year-on-year in May 2020, recovering from a downwardly revised 1.1 percent fall in the previous month. It was the strongest growth in retail sales since May 2006, amid the loosening restriction measures. Non-food sales recovered (1.2 percent vs -15 percent in April) while food sales rose more (10.1 percent vs 5.9 percent). Within non-food categories, the rebounds sharply were recorded for furniture and household articles (8.7 percent vs -6.4 percent), recreation goods (16.7 percent vs -5.8 percent). Sales went up faster for both electronics (14.2 percent vs 12.7 percent) and do-it-yourself articles (29.4 percent vs 26.1 percent). In addition, sales dropped less for clothing (-23.4 percent vs -57.7 percent), shoes & leather goods (-20.5 percent vs -44.2 percent).
2020-06-30

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.