Retail sales in Macedonia rose 3.5 percent year-on-year in March of 2021, rebounding from a 3.4 percent drop in the previous month. It was the first gain in retail trade activity since before the Covid-19 outbreak in February last year, led by sales of non-food products (21.7 percent) and automotive fuel (1.9 percent). Meantime, sales of food, beverages & tobacco decreased 9.5 percent. source: State Statistical Office of the Republic of Macedonia

Retail Sales Yoy in Macedonia averaged 0.46 percent from 2011 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 15.70 percent in March of 2016 and a record low of -17.60 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Macedonia Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Macedonia Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2021.

Retail Sales Yoy in Macedonia is expected to be 4.50 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 Macedonia to stand at 5.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Macedonia Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 2.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Macedonia Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.50 -3.40 15.70 -17.60 2011 - 2021 percent Monthly
2015 =100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-29 11:00 AM Dec -14% -13.9% -11.1%
2021-03-02 11:30 AM Jan -0.4% -12.9% -12%
2021-03-31 10:00 AM Feb -3.4% -0.4% -1.3%
2021-04-29 10:00 AM Mar 3.5% -3.4% 3.5%
2021-05-31 10:00 AM Apr 3.5%
2021-06-30 10:00 AM May
2021-07-30 10:00 AM Jun
2021-08-31 10:00 AM Jul


News Stream
Macedonia Retail Sales Rebound in March
Retail sales in Macedonia rose 3.5 percent year-on-year in March of 2021, rebounding from a 3.4 percent drop in the previous month. It was the first gain in retail trade activity since before the Covid-19 outbreak in February last year, led by sales of non-food products (21.7 percent) and automotive fuel (1.9 percent). Meantime, sales of food, beverages & tobacco decreased 9.5 percent.
2021-04-29
Macedonia Retail Sales Fall at a Steeper Pace in February
Retail sales in Macedonia fell 3.4 percent year-on-year in February of 2021, following a 0.4 percent decline in the previous month. It was the twelfth consecutive month of contractions in retail activity due to the coronavirus pandemic. Drops were seen in sales of food, beverages and tobacco (-4.1 percent) and auto fuel (-14.6 percent), while non-food sales went up (1.9 percent).
2021-03-31
Macedonia Retail Trade Falls Faster in August
Retail sales in Macedonia tumbled 15.8 percent year-on-year in August of 2020, following an 11.9 percent drop in the previous month. It was the sixth consecutive month of falls in retail activity due to the coronavirus pandemic. Drops were seen in sales of food, beverages and tobacco (-9.6 percent); non-food products (-14.8 percent) and auto fuel (-29.7 percent).
2020-09-30
Macedonia Retail Sales Extend Declines
Retail sales in Macedonia fell 11.9 percent year-on-year in July of 2020, the 5th straight decline due to the coronavirus pandemic. Drops were seen in sales of food, beverages and tobacco (-8.2 percent); non-food products (-6.8 percent) and auto fuel (-29.3 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales went down 13.4 percent.
2020-08-31

Macedonia Retail Sales YoY
In Macedonia, 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.