Switzerland’s retail trade showed no growth from a year earlier in November 2019, following a downwardly revised 0.4 percent growth in the previous month, and missing market expectations of 0.4 percent. Sales of non-food products rose at softer pace (0.6 percent vs 1.7 percent in October), while those of food, beverages, tobacco rebounded firmly (0.9 percent vs -0.2 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales edged down 0.1 percent in November, after a 0.7 percent rise in October.

Retail Sales YoY in Switzerland averaged 1.23 percent from 2001 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 6.80 percent in September of 2008 and a record low of -4.20 percent in December of 2016. This page provides the latest reported value for - Switzerland Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.

Retail Sales YoY in Switzerland is expected to be 0.80 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 Switzerland to stand at 1.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Switzerland Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 1.60 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Switzerland Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.00 0.40 6.80 -4.20 2001 - 2019 percent Monthly
WDA

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-01 06:30 AM Aug -1.4% 1.5% -0.3% 1%
2019-11-01 07:30 AM Sep 0.9% -1% 0.6%
2019-12-02 07:30 AM Oct 0.7% 1.6% -0.4% 0.1%
2020-01-09 07:30 AM Nov 0% 0.4% 0.4% 1.1%
2020-01-31 07:30 AM Dec 0% 0.2% 0.3%


News Stream
2019-12-02
Swiss Retail Sales Growth Eases
Switzerland’s retail trade increased 0.7 percent year-on-year in October 2019, following an upwardly revised 1.6 percent growth in the previous month. Sales of non-food rose at softer 2.8 percent (vs 3.7 percent in September), while those of food, beverages, tobacco fell 0.9 percent (vs 0.8 percent in September). On a monthly basis, retail sales went up 1.0 percent in October, after a revised 0.2 percent drop in September.

2019-11-01
Switzerland Retail Sales Rebound in September
Switzerland’s retail trade increased 0.9 percent year-on-year in September 2019, following a downwardly revised 1.0 percent fall in the previous month. Sales of food, beverages, tobacco rose 0.3 percent (vs -0.2 percent in August) and non-food trade jumped 2.9 percent (vs -0.7 percent in August). On a monthly basis, retail sales dropped 0.3 percent in September, after a downwardly revised 1.1 percent drop in August.

2019-10-01
Swiss Retail Sales Fall the Most in 11 Months
Switzerland’s retail trade declined 1.4 percent year-on-year in August 2019, following an upwardly revised 1.5 percent rise in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 0.3 percent fall. That was the largest decline in sales since September last year, as sales of food, beverages, tobacco dropped 0.8 percent (vs 1.5 percent in July) and non-food trade decreased 1.0 percent (vs 2.3 percent in July). On a monthly basis, retail sales dropped 1.6 percent in August, after a 0.3 percent fall in July.

2019-09-02
Swiss Retail Sales Rise the Most in 9 Months
Switzerland’s retail trade increased 1.4 percent year-on-year in July 2019, the most since October last year, following a 0.7 percent rise in the previous month. Sales of food, beverages, tobacco advanced 1 percent (-0.1 percent in June) and non-food trade jumped 2.4 percent (vs 1.3 percent in June). On a monthly basis, retail sales were 0.1 percent lower in July, reversing a downwardly revised 1.2 percent gain in June.

2019-08-05
Swiss Retail Sales Rise for 1st Time in 8 Months
Switzerland’s retail trade unexpectedly jumped 0.7 percent year-on-year in June 2019, following a downwardly revised 1.1 percent drop in the previous month and beating market consensus of a 0.6 percent decline. This was the first yearly increase in retail trade since October last year, as non-food sales rose faster (1.7 percent vs 0.4 percent in May) while food, beverages & tobacco sales fell at a slower pace (-0.7 percent vs -2.7 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales were up 1.5 percent in June, reversing a 1 percent decline in May.

2019-07-01
Swiss Retail Sales Fall the Most in 8 Months
Switzerland’s retail trade fell 1.7 percent year-on-year in May 2019, following a revised 0.8 percent drop in the previous month and worse than market consensus of a 0.4 percent decline. This was the seventh straight month of decrease in retail trade and the steepest fall since September 2018, amid declines in both non-food sales (-0.8 percent vs -1.4 percent in April) and food, beverages & tobacco sales (-2.9 percent vs -0.1 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales went down 1.3 percent in May, the first monthly decline since January.


Switzerland Retail Sales YoY
In Switzerland, 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.

Switzerland Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence -10.40 -8.00 19.90 -36.60 points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.10 0.70 4.50 -4.30 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 0.00 0.40 6.80 -4.20 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 93646.80 93492.30 93646.80 51789.00 CHF Million [+]
Personal Savings 12.70 12.50 13.90 6.50 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 130.90 129.50 130.90 102.30 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 181.53 180.98 181.53 143.50 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 896424.00 893238.00 896424.00 158152.00 CHF Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.66 1.61 2.15 0.78 USD/Liter [+]