Retail sales in Taiwan increased 1.95 percent year-on-year in December of 2018, higher than an upwardly revised 0.6 percent gain in November. Sales rebounded for autos and motorcycles (3.76 percent vs -2.94 percent in November); fabrics and clothes (1.9 percent vs -2.66 percent); and household supplies (2.43 percent vs -2 percent) and increased faster for food, beverages and tobacco (2.79 percent vs 0.93 percent). On the other hand, sales fell for fuel products (-1.55 percent vs 7.65 percent) and information & communications equipment & electrical household appliances (-10.93 percent vs -7.01 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade rose 3.5 percent. Considering full 2018, retail sales went up 3.17 percent, higher than 1.18 percent in 2017. Retail Sales YoY in Taiwan averaged 2.86 percent from 2010 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 22.90 percent in January of 2011 and a record low of -8.37 percent in February of 2017.

Retail Sales YoY in Taiwan is expected to be 3.60 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 Taiwan to stand at 4.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Taiwan Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 4.90 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-10-23 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 2.8% 0.6% -0.9%
2018-11-23 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 0.9% 3.0% 1.2%
2018-12-24 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 0.4% 0.9% 3.5%
2019-01-23 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 1.95% 0.6% 3%
2019-02-26 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 1.95%
2019-03-25 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY
2019-04-23 08:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 3.6%


Taiwan Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 83.63 79.74 97.52 48.42 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales Mom 3.50 0.70 13.32 -20.45 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.95 0.60 22.90 -8.37 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 2326126.00 2311591.00 2326126.00 362416.00 TWD Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 8721300.00 8400000.00 8721300.00 61500.00 TWD Million [+]
Personal Savings 1774100.00 1829500.00 1829500.00 6900.00 TWD Million [+]
Consumer Credit 8304378.00 8260261.00 8304378.00 741707.00 TWD Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.63 2.63 16.50 2.56 percent [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations 71.60 71.55 93.55 60.95 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations 76.25 76.75 92.90 61.10 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations 84.85 84.15 109.30 67.70 [+]
Consumer Confidence Price Trends 45.45 44.00 113.75 41.30 [+]
Consumer Confidence Unemployment Expectations 100.40 101.70 115.85 42.45 [+]


Taiwan Retail Sales YoY

In Taiwan, 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. This page provides the latest reported value for - Taiwan Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Taiwan Retail Sales YoY - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.95 0.60 22.90 -8.37 2010 - 2018 percent Monthly




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