Retail Sales in Argentina increased 162.90 percent in March of 2021 over the same month in the previous year. source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INDEC)

Retail Sales YoY in Argentina averaged 20.12 percent from 1998 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 162.90 percent in March of 2021 and a record low of -96.80 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Argentina Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Argentina Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2021.

Retail Sales YoY in Argentina is expected to be 40.00 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 Argentina to stand at 8.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Argentina Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 5.00 percent in 2022 and 3.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Argentina Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
162.90 6.00 162.90 -96.80 1998 - 2021 percent Monthly
Current Prices, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-02-23 07:00 PM Dec 5.1% -16.9% -15%
2021-03-25 07:00 PM Jan 7.5% 7.7% 2.6%
2021-04-26 07:00 PM Feb 6.0% 7.5% 6%
2021-05-26 07:00 PM Mar 162.9% 6.0% 25%
2021-06-24 07:00 PM Apr 162.9% 150%
2021-07-26 07:00 PM May
2021-08-24 07:00 PM Jun
2021-09-27 07:30 PM Jul


News Stream
Argentina Retail Sales Climb for Third Month
Retail sales in Argentina expanded 6.0 percent over a year earlier in February of 2021, following a 7.5 percent expansion in the previous month. It marks the third monthly gain in retail sales after ten straight months of declines, as a re-opening economy unleashes pent-up demand.
2021-04-26
Argentina Retail Sales Expand 7.5% YoY
Retail sales in Argentina expanded 7.5 percent over a year earlier in January of 2021, following an upwardly revised 7.7 percent expansion in the previous month. It was the second increase in sales after ten consecutive decreases, as the economy continues to recover from the pandemic. Growth was led by electronics, up 49.6 percent. Also, clothing and sports accessories expanded by 26.8 percent, while perfumery & pharmacy grew 24.3 percent and toys 22.3 percent. In constant terms, retail sales declined 31.5 percent after declining by 31.1 percent in December.
2021-03-25
Argentina Retail Sales Rebound 5.1% YoY
Retail sales in Argentina rebounded 5.1 percent over a year earlier in December of 2020, following a downwardly revised 16.9 percent slump in the previous month. It was the first increase in sales after nine consecutive decreases, as the economy continues to recover from the pandemic. Several categories returned to growth: clothing and footwear (4.5 percent vs -24.2 percent in November), electronic equipment and computers (20.5 percent vs -45.4 percent), and toys (9.6 percent vs -8.0 percent). Also, sportswear gained steam (36.4 percent vs 19 percent). Meanwhile, drops were seen for entertainment (-91.4 percent vs -99.2 percent); food (-30.2 percent vs -48.2 percent), and bookstore and stationery (-6.6 percent vs -22.0 percent).
2021-02-23
Argentina Retail Sales Shrink 17.2% YoY
Retail sales in Argentina slumped 17.2 percent over a year earlier in November of 2020, following a 50.1 percent drop in the previous month. It was the ninth consecutive drop in retail trade, but the smallest decline of all. The sharpest drops were seen for entertainment (-99.2 percent); food (-48.2 percent); clothing and footwear (-24.2 percent); bookstore and stationery (-22.0 percent ); toys (-8.0 percent); electronic equipment and computers (-45.4 percent). In contrast, sportswear rebounded 19 percent following a -28.6 percent decline.
2021-01-27

Argentina Retail Sales YoY
In Argentina, retail sales measure the annual change in the value of retail sales in shopping malls in the greater Buenos Aires area.