Eurozone retail sales rose by 0.3 percent from a month earlier in August 2021, trying to recover from a revised 2.6 percent slump in July but missing market expectations of a 0.8 percent growth. Sales of non-food products advanced 1.8 percent (vs -4.2 percent in July), with on-line trade jumping 9.0 percent (-10.4 percent in July). Meanwhile, purchases of food, drinks and tobacco fell for a fifth straight month (-1.7 percent vs -0.5 percent), while fuel sales were down 0.1 percent (0.6 percent in July). On a yearly basis, sales remained unchanged, easing from a 3.1 percent increase in July and missing forecasts of 0.4 percent growth. source: EUROSTAT

Retail Sales MoM in the Euro Area averaged 0.11 percent from 1995 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 19 percent in May of 2020 and a record low of -11.50 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Euro Area Retail Sales MoM - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Retail Sales MoM - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Retail Sales MoM in Euro Area is expected to be 0.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Euro Area Retail Sales MoM is projected to trend around 0.60 percent in 2022 and 0.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Euro Area Retail Sales MoM


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-07-06 09:00 AM May 4.6% -3.9% 4.4% 3.7%
2021-08-04 09:00 AM Jun 1.5% 4.1% 1.7% 1.8%
2021-09-03 09:00 AM Jul -2.3% 1.8% 0.1% 0.2%
2021-10-06 09:00 AM Aug 0.3% -2.6% 0.8% 1%
2021-11-05 10:00 AM Sep 0.3%
2021-12-03 10:00 AM Oct


News Stream
Eurozone Retail Sales Rise Less than Forecast
Eurozone retail sales rose by 0.3 percent from a month earlier in August 2021, trying to recover from a revised 2.6 percent slump in July but missing market expectations of a 0.8 percent growth. Sales of non-food products advanced 1.8 percent (vs -4.2 percent in July), with on-line trade jumping 9.0 percent (-10.4 percent in July). Meanwhile, purchases of food, drinks and tobacco fell for a fifth straight month (-1.7 percent vs -0.5 percent), while fuel sales were down 0.1 percent (0.6 percent in July). On a yearly basis, sales remained unchanged, easing from a 3.1 percent increase in July and missing forecasts of 0.4 percent growth.
2021-10-06
Eurozone Retail Trade Unexpectedly Drops
Eurozone retail sales fell 2.3 percent from a month earlier in July 2021, following an upwardly revised 1.8 percent growth in June and missing market expectations a 0.1 percent rise. Sales of non-food products slumped 3.5 percent (vs 3.4 percent in June), with on-line trade tumbling 7.3 percent (vs -6.5 percent in June). In addition, fuel trade dropped 1.6 percent (vs 2.7 percent in June), while food sales decreased for a fourth month running (-0.7 percent vs -1.2 percent). Among the bloc's largest economies, Germany reported the largest monthly decrease, with sales falling 5.1 percent. Sales in France also declined while those in Spain were flat. On a yearly basis, trade growth slowed to 3.1 percent from 5.4 percent in June.
2021-09-03
Eurozone Retail Sales Rise for 2nd Month
Eurozone retail sales were up 1.5 percent from a month earlier in June 2021, following a downwardly revised 4.1 percent growth in May and compared with market expectations of a 1.7 percent increase. June marked a second consecutive monthly increase in trade, due to the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions and growing demand. Sales of non-food products advanced 3.4 percent (vs 8.3 percent in May), despite a 2.9 percent decline in on-line trade. In addition, fuel trade rose 3.8 percent (vs 8.5 percent in May), while food sales decreased 1.5 percent (vs -0.5 percent in May). Among the bloc's largest economies, Germany reported the largest monthly increase, with sales growing 4.2 percent. Sales in France, Italy and Spain also rose. On a yearly basis, retail sales rose 5.0 percent in June, beating market expectations of 4.5 percent.
2021-08-04
Euro Area Retail Sales Beat Forecasts
Retail sales in the Euro Area surged 4.6% mom in May of 2021, following an upwardly revised 3.9% drop in the previous month and slightly higher than market forecasts of a 4.4% rise. It is the biggest increase since June amid the easing of coronavirus restrictions in many countries in May. A rebound was seen in sales of non-food (8.8% vs -6.1% in April) and auto fuel (8.1% vs -1.3%) while sales of food, drinks and tobacco edged down (0.2% vs -1.7%). Among the biggest economies, sales improved in Germany (4.2% vs -6.8%) and France (9.9% vs -7.1%) but were flat in Spain (vs -0.9%). Year-on-year, retail sales were up 9%.
2021-07-06

Euro Area Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Retail Sales MoM 0.30 percent Aug/21 -2.60 19.00 -11.50
Retail Sales YoY 0.00 percent Aug/21 3.10 23.70 -18.90
Consumer Spending 1438.38 EUR Billion Jun/21 1386.67 1531.14 1099.58
Disposable Personal Income 1857846.00 EUR Million Mar/21 1828389.00 1857846.00 1057092.00
Personal Savings 19.04 percent Jun/21 21.48 25.10 11.83
Households Debt To Income 96.19 percent Dec/20 93.79 98.79 71.02


Euro Area Retail Sales MoM
In the Euro Area, retail sales show the evolution of the total amount of goods sold. Among them, food drinks and tobacco account for the highest share (39.3 percent); followed by electrical goods and furniture (12.0 percent share); computer equipment books and other (11.4 percent share); pharmaceutical and medical goods (9.9 percent share); textiles, clothing, footwear (9.2 percent share); auto fuel (9.1 percent share); other non-food products (6.0 percent share) and mail orders and internet (2.9 percent share). Among countries, Germany has the highest weight (25.9 percent), followed by France (21.7 percent), Italy (16.1 percent) and Spain (11.4 percent). Others are Netherlands (5.2 percent); Belgium (4.3 percent); Greece (3.0 percent); Austria (2.8 percent); Portugal (2.4 percent); Finland (1.8 percent); Ireland (1.7 percent); Luxembourg and Slovakia (0.8 percent each); Slovenia (0.6 percent); Lithuania (0.4 percent); Latvia and Cyprus (0.3 percent); Estonia (0.2 percent) and Malta (0.1 percent).