Colombia's retail sales advanced 22.8 percent over a year earlier in May of 2021, slowing from an upwardly revised 75.1 percent surge in April and missed market expectations of a 24.6 percent jump. The most important contributions came from sales of other automobiles and motorcycles (116.5 percent); household automobiles and motorcycles (85.1 percent); clothing (203.0 percent); auto fuels (17.2 percent); and auto parts, accessories, and lubricants (30.5 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales fell 4.2 percent, following a 16.2 percent plunge in April. source: Dane, Colombia

Retail Sales YoY in Colombia averaged 4.84 percent from 2000 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 75 percent in April of 2021 and a record low of -43 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Colombia Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Colombia Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2021.

Retail Sales YoY in Colombia is expected to be 7.00 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 Colombia to stand at 4.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Colombia Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 4.50 percent in 2022 and 4.90 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Colombia Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
22.80 75.10 75.10 -43.00 2000 - 2021 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-15 03:45 PM Feb 1.2% -6.4% -5.8%
2021-05-13 03:45 PM Mar 20.1% 1.2% 5.5%
2021-06-15 03:00 PM Apr 75% 20.1% 75%
2021-07-15 03:50 PM May 22.8% 75.1% 24.6% 50%
2021-08-12 03:00 PM Jun 22.8% 20%
2021-09-15 03:00 PM Jul
2021-10-15 03:00 PM Aug
2021-11-11 03:00 PM Sep


News Stream
Colombia Retail Sales Growth Miss Expectations
Colombia's retail sales advanced 22.8 percent over a year earlier in May of 2021, slowing from an upwardly revised 75.1 percent surge in April and missed market expectations of a 24.6 percent jump. The most important contributions came from sales of other automobiles and motorcycles (116.5 percent); household automobiles and motorcycles (85.1 percent); clothing (203.0 percent); auto fuels (17.2 percent); and auto parts, accessories, and lubricants (30.5 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales fell 4.2 percent, following a 16.2 percent plunge in April.
2021-07-15
Colombia Retail Sales Jump 75%
Colombia's retail sales advanced 75 percent over a year earlier in April of 2021, following a 20.1 percent gain in the prior month, with the largest positive contribution coming from motor vehicle fuels (105.3 percent).
2021-06-15
Colombia Retail Sales Jump 20%
Colombia's retail sales advanced 20.1 percent over a year earlier in March of 2021, following a 1.2 percent gain in the prior month, with the largest positive contribution coming from motor vehicle fuels (39.1 percent).
2021-05-13
Colombia Retail Sales Rebound in February
Colombia's retail sales advanced 1.2 percent over a year earlier in February of 2021, rebounding from a 6.4 percent drop in the prior month. In February, 8 out of 19 major retail categories recorded increases, primarily computer & telecommunications equipment for personal or domestic use (53.1 percent vs 42.3 percent in January); hardware, glass & paint (16.8 percent vs 2.5 percent); motor vehicles & motorcycles for domestic use (5.9 percent vs -15.2 percent); household cleaning products (20.6 percent vs 23.7 percent) home appliances, furniture (43.4 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales jumped 10.3 percent, following a 29.0 percent plunge in January.
2021-04-15

Colombia Retail Sales YoY
In Colombia, 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.