Norway's retail trade inched down 0.1 percent from a month earlier in June 2021, reversing from a 20-year high of 5.8 percent rise in the previous month. It was the first decline in retail trade since February, due mainly to lower sales in e-commerce. Furniture stores also contributed to the decline. By contrast, grocery stores, gas stations, clothing stores and shoe stores increased, which dampened the overall decline. The pandemic and regulations imposed to limit infections have contributed to Norwegians changing their consumption pattern in the direction of spending less on services, and more on retail goods. On a yearly basis, retail sales were unchanged in June, after a downwardly revised 5.5 percent rise in May. source: Statistics Norway

Retail Sales MoM in Norway averaged 0.17 percent from 1979 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 15.40 percent in January of 1989 and a record low of -9 percent in February of 1987. This page provides - Norway Retail Sales MoM - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Norway Retail Sales MoM - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2021.

Retail Sales MoM in Norway is expected to be -1.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Norway 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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Norway Retail Sales MoM

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.10 5.80 15.40 -9.00 1979 - 2021 percent Monthly
2015=100, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-28 06:00 AM Mar 0% -0.3% 1%
2021-05-28 06:00 AM Apr 0.3% 0% 0% 0.7%
2021-06-28 06:00 AM May 5.8% 0.4% 0.5%
2021-07-28 06:00 AM Jun -0.1% 5.8% 1%
2021-08-27 06:00 AM Jul -0.1%
2021-09-28 06:00 AM Aug
2021-10-28 07:00 AM Sep
2021-11-26 07:00 AM Oct


News Stream
Norway Retail Sales Fall for 1st Time in 4 Months
Norway's retail trade inched down 0.1 percent from a month earlier in June 2021, reversing from a 20-year high of 5.8 percent rise in the previous month. It was the first decline in retail trade since February, due mainly to lower sales in e-commerce. Furniture stores also contributed to the decline. By contrast, grocery stores, gas stations, clothing stores and shoe stores increased, which dampened the overall decline. The pandemic and regulations imposed to limit infections have contributed to Norwegians changing their consumption pattern in the direction of spending less on services, and more on retail goods. On a yearly basis, retail sales were unchanged in June, after a downwardly revised 5.5 percent rise in May.
2021-07-28
Norway Retail Sales Rise the Most Since 1991
Norway's retail trade jumped by 5.8% in May 2021, the second straight month of increase and the most since January 1991, following an upwardly revised 0.4 percent rise in the previous month, amid easing the lockdown restrictions. The largest contribution to the total growth came from clothing stores. Furniture stores, other retail sale in non-specialised stores, as well as shops selling sporting equipment and pleasure boats also grew. By contrast, grocery stores and e-commerce dropped, which dampened the overall growth somewhat. The pandemic and regulations imposed to limit infections have contributed to Norwegians changing their consumption pattern in the direction of spending less on services, and more on retail goods. On a yearly basis, retail trade advanced 5.6% in May, easing from a 2.9% rise in April.
2021-06-28
Norway Retail Sales Rise for 1st Time in 5 Months
Norway's retail trade grew by 0.3% in April 2021, the first increase since last November, after showing no growth in the previous month and compared with market estimate of a flat reading. Clothing stores and e-commerce saw a monthly increase in the volume sales and were the largest positive contribution to the increase in the volume of retail sales. E-commerce had an 8.1% increase in the seasonally adjusted volume from March to April 2021. Meanwhile, grocery stores fell by 1.4%, contributing to the largest decline in the volume of retail sales. The pandemic and regulations imposed to limit infections have contributed to Norwegians changing their consumption pattern in the direction of spending less on services, and more on retail goods. On a yearly basis, retail trade advanced 2.9% in April, after an upwardly revised 6.8% gain in March.
2021-05-28
Norway Retail Sales Unchanged in March
Norway's retail trade showed no growth in March 2021, after a 0.3 percent drop in the previous month. Clothing stores decreased in the volume sales and was the largest contribution to decline in the volume of retail sales. On the other hand grocery stores rose by 2.9 percent, contributing to an increase in the volume of retail sales and contributing to making the volume of retail sales unchanged. The pandemic and regulations imposed to limit infections have contributed to Norwegians changing their consumption pattern in the direction of spending less on services, and more on retail goods. On a yearly basis, retail trade advanced 6.7 percent in March, after a 6.1 percent rise in February.
2021-04-28

Norway Retail Sales MoM
In Norway, the Retail sales report provides an aggregated measure of sales of retail goods and services over a specific time period. In Norway, Retail sales are seasonal, volatile and relatively important to the overall economy.