Retail Sales in Sweden increased 1.30 percent in November of 2019 over the same month in the previous year. Retail Sales YoY in Sweden averaged 2.81 percent from 1992 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 10.90 percent in May of 2000 and a record low of -7.70 percent in December of 1992. source: Statistics Sweden

Retail Sales YoY in Sweden is expected to be 2.20 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 Sweden to stand at 2.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sweden Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 2.70 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Sweden Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.30 3.50 10.90 -7.70 1992 - 2019 percent Monthly
WDA, 2015=100



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-09-27 07:30 AM Aug 2.7% 3.9% 3% 3.8%
2019-10-25 07:30 AM Sep 2.6% 2.5% 2.5% 2.9%
2019-11-28 08:30 AM Oct 3.3% 2.5% 3.1% 2.9%
2020-01-08 08:30 AM Nov 1.3% 3.3% 3.4%
2020-01-28 08:30 AM Dec 2%


News Stream
2019-10-25
Swedish Retail Sales Grow Faster in September
Retail sales in Sweden increased 2.6 percent year-on-year in September 2019, up from a downwardly revised 2.5 percent rise in the prior month and beating market forecasts of a 2.5 percent gain. Sales advanced faster for both durables (4 percent vs 3.7 percent in August) and consumables (0.9 percent vs 0.4 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail sales went up 0.3 percent, after showing no growth in the previous month but below market expectations of a 0.4 percent rise.

2019-09-27
Swedish Retail Trade Growth Below Expectations
Retail sales in Sweden increased 2.7 percent year-on-year in August of 2019, easing from a downwardly revised 3.9 percent rise in the previous month and below market expectations of a 3 percent advance. It was the lowest annual gain in retail trade since February, as slowed for durables (4 percent vs 7.2 percent in July). Meantime, sales of consumables rebounded (0.6 percent vs -0.6 percent). On seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail trade showed no growth, after a downwardly revised 0.3 percent gain in July and compared with market expectations of 0.2 percent.

2019-08-28
Sweden Retail Sales Rise the Most in Over 3 Years
Sweden’s retail sales increased 4.3 percent year-on-year in July 2019, following a downwardly revised 3.4 percent rise in the previous month. It was the biggest gain in retail trade since May 2016, as sales went up further for information and communication equipment (21 percent from 16.6 percent in June); other household equipment (12.4 percent from 4.4 percent), namely hardware, plumbing and building materials, paints and glass (13.6 percent from 4.6 percent) and home and office furniture (12.3 percent from 3.1 percent); and other goods (3.5 percent from 1.8 percent), in particular clothing (4.3 percent from 3.7 percent), pharmaceutical and medical goods (1.3 percent from -1.9 percent), cosmetic and toilet articles, medical, cosmetic and toilet articles (5.8 percent from -5.4 percent) and jewellery (7.6 percent from 0.5 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales advanced 0.4 percent, slowing from an upwardly revised 1.2 percent rise in June.

2019-07-26
Sweden Retail Trade Rebound in June
Retail sales in Sweden increased 3.8 percent year-on-year in June of 2019, up from a 0.5 percent in the previous month. Sales in consumables rose 1.4 percent in June, rebounding from a 2 percent drop in May, and those of durables climbed 5.8 percent, faster than a 0.9 percent gain. On a monthly basis, retail trade advanced 1 percent, recovering from a 1.9 percent slump in May.

2019-06-28
Sweden Retail Sales Fall for 1st Time in 5 Months
Retail sales in Sweden decreased 0.5 percent year-on-year in May of 2019, down from a downwardly revised 3.7 percent rise in the previous month. It was the first fall in retail trade activity since December last year, as sales in consumables fell by 2.1 percent, while those in durables went up by 0.9 percent. On a monthly basis, retail trade slumped 2 percent, after a 1.9 percent gain in April and compared with market expectations of a 0.8 percent drop.

2019-06-03
Swedish Retail Sales Rise the Most in a Year
Sweden's retail trade growth accelerated to 3.9 percent year-on-year in April 2019 from 1.9 percent in the previous month, boosted by sales of information and communication equipment (18.7 percent vs 8.4 percent); other household equipment (7.1 percent vs 7 percent); and trade at stalls and market stands; other retail sale not in stores, stalls or markets (25.9 percent vs 4.9 percent). By contrast, sales of cultural and recreation goods dropped 3.9 percent, compared to a 2.8 percent decline in March. On a monthly basis, retail trade surged 1.9 percent.


Sweden Retail Sales YoY
In Sweden, 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.

Sweden Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 94.10 92.00 122.60 42.70 points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.40 0.20 4.70 -6.80 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.30 3.50 10.90 -7.70 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 547040.00 544682.00 547040.00 257018.00 SEK Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 557200.00 694678.00 694678.00 0.00 SEK Million [+]
Personal Savings 13.85 30.30 30.30 -10.99 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 5.00 5.00 22.70 -3.20 percent [+]
Household Spending 0.00 0.10 3.20 -3.50 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 88.10 87.70 88.10 43.90 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 162.26 162.67 162.67 96.19 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.58 1.56 2.25 0.94 USD/Liter [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions 12.00 16.00 21.00 -34.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations -10.00 1.00 51.00 -40.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations 18.00 17.00 32.00 -23.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations -4.00 -6.00 4.00 -24.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Savings Expectations 59.00 68.00 69.00 9.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Unemployment Expectations 3.00 -4.00 81.00 -54.00 [+]