Retail sales in Spain plummeted 31.6 percent year-on-year in April of 2020, following an upwardly revised 14.2 percent slump in the previous month. It was the biggest decline in retail activity since the series began in January of 2001, hit by the coronavirus pandemic and control measures to prevent its spread. Sales decreased sharply for non-food products (-53.2 percent vs -30 percent in March), such as personal equipment (-81.4 percent vs -54.2 percent) and household equipment (-59.1 percent vs -32.3 percent). Also, those of food went down (-0.7 percent vs 8.6 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail sales slipped 20.4 percent, the most on record, after an upwardly revised 15.5 percent fall in the previous month.

Retail Sales YoY in Spain averaged -0.10 percent from 2001 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 6.80 percent in December of 2003 and a record low of -31.60 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Spain Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Spain Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2020. source: National Statistics Institute (INE)

Retail Sales YoY in Spain is expected to be 1.40 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 Spain to stand at 1.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Spain Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 1.50 percent in 2021 and 2.20 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Spain Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-31.60 -14.20 6.80 -31.60 2001 - 2020 percent Monthly
SA, WDA, Constant Prices


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-03-11 08:00 AM Jan 1.7% 1.8% 2%
2020-03-30 07:00 AM Feb 1.8% 1.7% 2.2% 2.3%
2020-04-29 07:00 AM Mar -14.1% 1.8% -3%
2020-05-28 07:00 AM Apr -31.6% -14.2% -26%
2020-06-26 07:00 AM May -31.6%
2020-07-29 07:00 AM Jun 1.3%
2020-08-28 07:00 AM Jul
2020-09-29 07:00 AM Aug


News Stream
Spain Retail Trade Shrinks at Record Pace in April
Retail sales in Spain plummeted 31.6 percent year-on-year in April of 2020, following an upwardly revised 14.2 percent slump in the previous month. It was the biggest decline in retail activity since the series began in January of 2001, hit by the coronavirus pandemic and control measures to prevent its spread. Sales decreased sharply for non-food products (-53.2 percent vs -30 percent in March), such as personal equipment (-81.4 percent vs -54.2 percent) and household equipment (-59.1 percent vs -32.3 percent). Also, those of food went down (-0.7 percent vs 8.6 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail sales slipped 20.4 percent, the most on record, after an upwardly revised 15.5 percent fall in the previous month.
2020-05-28
Spain Retail Sales Fall at Record Pace
Retail sales in Spain slumped 14.1 percent year-on-year in March of 2020, down from a 1.8 percent gain in the previous month. It was the biggest drop in retail trade since the series began in January of 2001, amid the coronavirus outbreak. Sales fell for services (-29.1 percent) and non-food products (-29.7 percent), of which personal equipment (-53.9 percent) and household equipment (-32.1 percent). On the other hand, sales advanced for food (7.2 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail sales declined 15.3 percent, also the most on record and compared to a 0.3 percent increase in February.
2020-04-29
Spain Retail Sales Rise Less than Expected
Retail sales in Spain rose 1.8 percent from a year earlier in February 2020, following a 1.7 percent gain in the previous month but missing market expectations of a 2.2 percent increase. Sales went up further for food (0.8 percent vs 0.7 percent in January) while those of non-food products advanced at a softer pace (3.6 percent from 3.7 percent), of which personal equipment (0.5 percent vs 1.1 percent) and household equipment (1.9 percent from 1.1 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail sales went up 0.3 percent, the same as in the prior month.
2020-03-30
Spain January Retail Sales Growth at 9-Month Low
Retail sales in Spain increased 1.7 percent from a year earlier in January of 2019, following an upwardly revised 1.8 percent rise in December. This was the smallest gain in retail activity since April last year, as sales grew less for non-food products (3.8 percent vs 5.3 percent in December), namely personal equipment (1.2 percent vs 2.1 percent) and household equipment (1.1 percent vs 2.5 percent). Meanwhile, those of food went up 0.3 percent, after showing no growth in the previous month. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail sales went up 0.3 percent, after declining 0.7 percent in the previous month.
2020-03-11

Spain Retail Sales YoY
In Spain, 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.