Retail Sales in Slovakia increased 5.80 percent in September of 2020 over the same month in the previous year. source: Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic

Retail Sales YoY in Slovakia averaged 2.84 percent from 1996 until 2020, 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. This page provides - Slovakia Retail Sales YoY - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Slovakia Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2020.

Retail Sales YoY in Slovakia is expected to be -0.50 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 Slovakia to stand at 3.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Slovakia Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 4.00 percent in 2021 and 3.30 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Slovakia Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.80 4.00 28.60 -14.30 1996 - 2020 percent Monthly

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-08-05 07:00 AM Jun -1.6% -8.9% -3.5%
2020-09-03 07:00 AM Jul 1.5% -1.6% 0.8%
2020-10-05 07:00 AM Aug 4% 1.5% -0.5%
2020-11-05 08:00 AM Sep 5.8% 4% 3.1%
2020-12-04 08:00 AM Oct 5.8% 4.3%
2021-01-07 08:00 AM Nov 4.5%
2021-02-05 08:00 AM Dec
2021-03-04 08:00 AM Jan

News Stream
Slovakia Retail Sales Rise the Most in Over a Year
Retail sales in Slovakia increased 4 percent over a year earlier in August 2020, following a 1.5 percent rise in the previous month. It was the highest increase in retail trade since January last year, amid the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Sales went up further mainly in hypermarkets and supermarkets (7.5 percent vs 4.6 percent in July); and those not in stores, stalls or markets (9.5 percent vs 3.9 percent). Also, sales fell at a softer pace for food, beverages and tobacco (-3 percent vs -7.1 percent) and auto fuel (-0.1 percent vs -5.1 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales advanced 1.7 percent.
Slovakia Retail Sales Rebound in July
Retail sales in Slovakia went up 1.5 percent year-on-year in July of 2020, the first increase since February before the coronavirus pandemic. Sales increased mainly in hypermarkets and supermarkets (4.6 percent) and specialized stores for household goods (12.6 percent). Sales of auto fuel (-5.1 percent) recorded the most significant decrease. On a monthly basis, retail sales went up 1.8 percent.
Slovak Retail Trade Falls the Least in 3 Months
Retail sales in Slovakia decreased 1.6 percent from a year earlier in June of 2020, following an 8.9 percent tumble in the previous month. It was the smallest decline in retail activity since March, amid loosening coronavirus restrictions. On a monthly basis, retail trade grew 4.6 percent, after a 2.8 percent rise in the previous month.
Slovak Retail Sales Fall the Most in 11 Years
Retail sales in Slovakia tumbled 14.3 percent from a year earlier in April 2020, the most since a record fall was recorded in February 2009. A decline was seen in the majority of activities, of which the most significant one in retail trade of other goods in specialized stores, automotive fuels in specialized stores and other household goods in specialized stores.

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.