Retail sales in Slovakia fell 1.9 percent from a year earlier in March of 2019, after showing no growth in the previous month. It was the first drop in retail trade since July of 2016. Sales continued to decline in non-specialized stores (-7.5 percent from -2.7 percent in February), for ICT in specialized stores (-10 percent from -8.6 percent) and for other goods in specialized stores (-3.1 percent from -4.4 percent). Also, sales slowed for food, beverages & tobacco (13.8 percent from 17.3 percent) and for those not in stores, stalls or markets (2.8 percent from 9.4 percent). On the other hand, sales rose faster via stalls and markets (12.9 percent from 12.2 percent) and automotive fuel (6.5 percent from 5.5 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales decreased 0.3 percent, following a 1.8 percent drop in February. Retail Sales YoY in Slovakia averaged 3.14 percent from 1996 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 28.60 percent in April of 1999 and a record low of -14.30 percent in February of 2009.

Retail Sales YoY in Slovakia is expected to be 4.20 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 Slovakia to stand at 3.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Slovakia Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 3.10 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-05 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 0.6% 5.4% 3.2%
2019-03-05 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 4.5% 0.6% 1%
2019-04-03 07:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 0% 4.5%
2019-05-06 07:00 AM Retail Sales YoY -1.9% 0% 3.6%
2019-06-05 07:00 AM Retail Sales YoY -1.9% 0.5%
2019-07-04 07:00 AM Retail Sales YoY
2019-08-02 07:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 4.2%


Slovakia Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -6.20 -7.00 6.50 -49.40 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.30 -1.80 16.70 -14.00 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY -1.90 0.00 28.60 -14.30 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 10.98 10.89 10.98 5.59 EUR Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 14406.00 13048.00 14406.00 2435.00 EUR Million [+]
Personal Savings 2326.00 1037.00 2545.00 120.00 EUR Million [+]
Consumer Credit 6630.00 6619.00 6701.00 987.00 EUR Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.94 2.83 4.73 2.52 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 96.70 98.50 119.00 71.90 Index points [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.56 1.48 2.06 0.61 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Income 67.89 63.11 67.89 6.80 percent [+]


Slovakia Retail Sales YoY

In Slovakia, 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. This page provides - Slovakia Retail Sales YoY - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Slovakia Retail Sales YoY - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.90 0.00 28.60 -14.30 1996 - 2019 percent Monthly




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