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. source: Central Statistical Office of Poland (GUS)

Retail Sales YoY in Poland averaged 6.79 percent from 2001 until 2020, 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 November of 2020.

Retail Sales YoY in Poland is expected to be -2.60 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 Poland to stand at 2.30 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Poland Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 4.20 percent in 2021 and 2.80 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Poland Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2.10 2.70 30.60 -22.60 2001 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-08-21 08:00 AM Jul 2.7% -1.9% -0.4% -0.2%
2020-09-21 08:00 AM Aug 0.4% 2.7% 2.4% 2.5%
2020-10-21 08:00 AM Sep 2.7% 0.4% 2.2% 1.6%
2020-11-23 09:00 AM Oct -2.1% 2.7% -0.3% -0.6%
2020-12-21 09:00 AM Nov -2.1%
2021-01-22 09:00 AM Dec
2021-02-22 09:00 AM Jan
2021-03-19 09:00 AM Feb


News Stream
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 Rise More than Expected in September
Retail sales in Poland rose 2.7 percent year-on-year in September 2020, following a 0.4 percent gain in the previous month and beating market expectations of a 2.2 percent increase. Sales of food, beverages and tobacco (4.8 percent vs -0.1 percent in August) and motor vehicles and parts (4.2 percent vs -5.2 percent) rebounded. Additionally, sales of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics advanced further (4.1 percent vs 4 percent). On the other hand, sales of newspapers, books dropped (-1.1 percent vs 3.4 percent) and those of fuels (-10.6 percent, the same as in August) and clothing and footwear (-3.5 percent vs -0.5 percent) continued to fall. Also, sales of furniture, appliances, electronics increased at a softer pace (9.7 percent vs 10.9 percent).
2020-10-21
Poland Retail Sales Rise Much Less than Expected
Retail sales in Poland edged up 0.4 percent year-on-year in August of 2020, following a 2.7 percent rise in July and below forecasts of a 2.4 percent increase. Decreases were seen in sales of food, beverages and tobacco (-0.1 percent vs 3 percent); clothing and footwear (-0.5 percent vs 3.4 percent); motor vehicles and parts (-5.2 percent vs -0.2 percent); and fuels (-10.6 percent vs -14.1 percent). On the other hand, sales continued to increase for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics (4 percent vs 2.8 percent); furniture, appliances, electronics (10.9 percent vs 16.8 percent); and newspapers, books (3.4 percent vs 4.1 percent).
2020-09-21
Poland Retail Sales Rebound in July
Retail sales in Poland increased 2.7 percent year-on-year in July of 2020, the first gain in five months as the economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. Figures came better than market forecasts of a 0.4 percent decline. The biggest gains were seen in the sales of furniture, household appliances and electronics (16.8 percent); newspapers and books (4.1 percent) and textiles, clothing and footwear (3.4 percent). In contrast, sales were down for motor vehicles (-0.2 percent) and fuels (-14.1 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales climbed 6.4 percent.
2020-08-21

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.