Slovakia's retail trade dropped 3.6 percent from a year earlier in March 2020, following a 3.9 percent growth in the previous month, as sales declined for almost all categories due to the coronavirus pandemic. Trade was down in particular for other household goods in specialized stores and other goods in specialized stores. On a monthly basis, retail trade plunged 7.8 percent, the biggest decline since January 2009.

Retail Sales YoY in Slovakia averaged 2.94 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 May of 2020.

Retail Sales YoY in Slovakia is expected to be -15.00 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 2.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Slovakia Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 6.00 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
-3.60 3.90 28.60 -14.30 1996 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-05 08:00 AM Dec -2.5% -4% -3.6%
2020-03-04 08:00 AM Jan -1% -2.5% -1.8%
2020-04-03 07:00 AM Feb 3.9% -1% -1.8%
2020-05-06 07:00 AM Mar -3.6% 3.9% -7%
2020-06-05 07:00 AM Apr -3.6%
2020-07-03 07:00 AM May
2020-08-03 07:00 AM Jun -15%
2020-09-04 07:00 AM Jul


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Slovak Retail Sales Fall 3.6% in March
Slovakia's retail trade dropped 3.6 percent from a year earlier in March 2020, following a 3.9 percent growth in the previous month, as sales declined for almost all categories due to the coronavirus pandemic. Trade was down in particular for other household goods in specialized stores and other goods in specialized stores. On a monthly basis, retail trade plunged 7.8 percent, the biggest decline since January 2009.
2020-05-06
Slovakia Retail Sales Fall the Least in 6 Months
Retail sales in Slovakia decreased 1.0 percent year-on-year in January 2020, following a 2.5 percent fall in the previous month. It was the ninth straight monthly decline in retail trade but the softest since July 2019, as sales dropped at a softer pace in non-specialized stores (-1.2 percent vs -1.4 percent in December). In addition, sales rebounded for ICT in specialized stores (4.2 percent vs -7.5 percent) and other household equipment (4.1 percent vs -1.8 percent). On the other hand, sales fell faster via stalls and markets (-8.7 percent vs -5.6 percent); and for cultural and recreation goods (-4.4 percent vs -3.8 percent) and those of food, beverages & tobacco (-1.4 percent vs 6.4 percent); automotive fuel (-0.9 percent vs 1.3 percent) and not in stores, stalls or markets (-6.5 percent vs 1.6 percent) declined. On a monthly basis, retail trade rose 1.2 percent, rebounding from a 0.2 percent drop in December.
2020-03-04
Slovakia Retail Sales Fall the Least in 5 Months
Retail sales in Slovakia decreased 2.5 percent year-on-year in December 2019, less than a 4.0 percent fall in the previous month. It was the eight straight monthly drop in retail trade but the pace of decline was the softest in four months. Sales fell softer for household equipment (-1.8 percent vs -2.9 percent in November) and cultural and recreation goods (-3.8 percent vs -4.2 percent). In addition, sales not in stores, stalls or markets (-3.9 percent vs 1.6 percent) and those of automotive fuel (1.3 percent vs -4.9 percent) rebounded. For full 2019, retail trade declined 1.4 percent, after a 3.6 percent rise in 2018.
2020-02-05
Slovak Retail Sales Fall the Most in 7 Years
Slovakia's retail trade dropped 4.0 percent from a year earlier in November 2019, following a 3.3 percent decline in the previous month. It was the sharpest fall in sales since December 2012, mainly due to trade in non-specialized stores (-3.8 percent vs -2.7 percent in October), automotive fuel sales (-4.9 percent vs 5.1 percent), and trade not in stores, stalls or markets (-3.9 percent vs -3.8 percent). There were also decreases in sales of ICT in specialized stores (-1.5 percent vs -5.5 percent), cultural and recreation goods (-4.2 percent vs -4.3 percent) and other household equipment (-2.9 percent vs -0.2 percent). Meanwhile, food,beverages and tobacco sales jumped 15.9 percent (vs 17.6 percent in October) and trade via stalls and markets climbed 10.2 percent (vs 10.7 percent in October).
2020-01-07

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.