Retail sales in Poland plunged 6 percent year-on-year in January of 2021, following a 0.8 percent decrease in the prior month and compared with market expectations of a 5 percent drop. It was the largest contraction since May of 2020, as sales fell at a faster pace for fuels (-16.4 percent vs -11.3 percent in December); clothing & footwear (-40.8 percent vs -11.9 percent); pharmaceuticals & cosmetics (-9.2 percent vs -0.9 percent); food, beverages & tobacco (-0.8 percent vs 0.7 percent); and newspapers & books (-11.9 percent vs -2.2 percent). On the other hand, sales advanced faster for furniture, appliances & electronics (7.1 percent vs 3.5 percent), while sales of motor vehicles & parts fell at a softer pace (-5 percent vs -7.9 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade sank a non-seasonally adjusted 24.9 percent, after hiking 19.8 percent in the previous month. source: Central Statistical Office of Poland (GUS)

Retail Sales YoY in Poland averaged 6.65 percent from 2001 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 30.60 percent in April of 2004 and a record low of -22.60 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Poland Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Poland Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2021.

Retail Sales YoY in Poland is expected to be 6.50 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 Poland to stand at 4.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Poland Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 4.20 percent in 2022 and 2.80 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Poland Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-6.00 -0.80 30.60 -22.60 2001 - 2021 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-23 09:00 AM Oct -2.1% 2.7% -0.3% -0.6%
2020-12-21 09:00 AM Nov -5.3% -2.1% -7.4% -6.8%
2021-01-22 09:00 AM Dec -0.8% -5.3% -0.7% -1%
2021-02-19 09:00 AM Jan -6% -0.8% -5% -4.4%
2021-03-19 09:00 AM Feb
2021-04-22 08:00 AM Mar
2021-05-24 08:00 AM Apr
2021-06-22 08:00 AM May


News Stream
Poland Retail Sales Drop the Most in 8 Months
Retail sales in Poland plunged 6 percent year-on-year in January of 2021, following a 0.8 percent decrease in the prior month and compared with market expectations of a 5 percent drop. It was the largest decline since May of 2020, as sales fell at a faster pace for fuels (-16.4 percent vs -11.3 percent in December); clothing & footwear (-40.8 percent vs -11.9 percent); pharmaceuticals & cosmetics (-9.2 percent vs -0.9 percent); food, beverages & tobacco (-0.8 percent vs 0.7 percent); and newspapers & books (-11.9 percent vs -2.2 percent). On the other hand, sales advanced faster for furniture, appliances & electronics (7.1 percent vs 3.5 percent), while sales of motor vehicles & parts fell at a softer pace (-5 percent vs -7.9 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade sank a non-seasonally adjusted 24.9 percent, after hiking 19.8 percent in the previous month.
2021-02-19
Polish Retail Sales Fall Slightly More than Expected
Retail sales in Poland were down 0.8 percent year-on-year in December of 2020, following a 5.3 percent decline in the prior month but slightly above market expectations of a 0.7 percent fall. Sales decreased at a slower pace for motor vehicles, parts (-7.8 percent vs -9.4 percent in November); fuels (-15.4 percent vs -19.9 percent); clothing & footwear (-14.3 percent vs -24.4 percent) and newspapers, books (-0.7 percent vs -6.7 percent). In addition, sales advanced faster for furniture, appliances, electronics (5.1 percent vs 0.7 percent) and they rebounded for food, beverages & tobacco (2.3 percent vs -0.6 percent) and pharmaceuticals, cosmetics (1.7 percent vs -2.6 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade jumped 20 percent, after decreasing 5.4 percent in the previous month.
2021-01-22
Poland Retail Sales Fall Less than Expected
Retail sales in Poland declined 5.3 percent year-on-year in November of 2020, accelerating from a 2.1 percent drop in the previous month but less than market expectations of a 7.4 percent fall. Sales fell faster for motor vehicles (-9.4 percent vs -8 percent in October); fuels (-19.9 percent vs 18.7 percent); clothing & footwear (-14.1 percent vs -2.5 percent) and newspapers & books (-6.7 percent vs -2.4 percent). In addition, sales dropped for pharmaceuticals & cosmetics (-2.6 percent vs 3.4 percent) and food, beverages & tobacco (-0.6 percent vs 0.9 percent). Also, furniture, appliances & electronics sales slowed (0.7 percent vs 13 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales fell 5.4 percent, reversing from a 2.3 percent rise in October.
2020-12-21
Poland Retail Sales Fall More than Expected
Retail sales in Poland dropped 2.1 percent year-on-year in October 2020, down from a 2.7 percent rise in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 0.3 percent decrease. Sales fell for motor vehicles, motorcycles, parts (-8 percent); solid, liquid and gaseous fuels (-18.7 percent); textiles, clothing, footwear (-11.7 percent) and newspapers, books, other sale in specialized stores (-2.4 percent). On the other hand, sales advanced for food, beverages and tobacco products (0.9 percent); pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, orthopaedic equipment (3.4 percent) and furniture, radio, TV and household appliances (13 percent). Considering the first ten months of the year, retail sales declined 2.5 percent.
2020-11-23

Poland Retail Sales YoY
In Poland, 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.