Retail sales in Poland increased 13.0 percent year-on-year in June of 2021, lower than a 19.1 percent rise in the previous month but above market expectations of 11.2 percent. Sales slowed for all sectors: motor vehicles, tobacco (9.2 percent vs 52.8 percent in May); fuels (29.8 percent vs 36.7 percent); food & beverage, tobacco (3.8 percent vs 4.6 percent); pharmaceuticals & cosmetics (18.8 percent vs 19.9 percent); clothing & footwear (21.8 percent vs 47.5 percent); furnitures (7.8 percent vs 10.3 percent); and newspapers & books (9.0 percent vs 17.7 percent). On a non-seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail trade advanced at a softer pace to 3.5 percent, following a 8.4 percent gain in the prior month. source: Central Statistical Office of Poland (GUS)

Retail Sales YoY in Poland averaged 6.82 percent from 2001 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 30.60 percent in April of 2004 and a record low of -22.60 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Poland Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Poland Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2021.

Retail Sales YoY in Poland 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 Poland to stand at 4.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Poland Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 3.00 percent in 2022 and 2.80 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Poland Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
13.00 19.10 30.60 -22.60 2001 - 2021 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-22 08:00 AM Mar 17.1% -2.7% 10.9% 11.5%
2021-05-24 08:00 AM Apr 25.7% 17.1% 27.2% 28.5%
2021-06-22 08:00 AM May 19.1% 25.7% 16% 15.1%
2021-07-21 08:00 AM Jun 13% 19.1% 11.2% 12.5%
2021-08-20 08:00 AM Jul 13%
2021-09-21 08:00 AM Aug
2021-10-21 08:00 AM Sep
2021-11-23 09:00 AM Oct


News Stream
Polish Retail Sales Rise More Than Expected
Retail sales in Poland increased 13.0 percent year-on-year in June of 2021, lower than a 19.1 percent rise in the previous month but above market expectations of 11.2 percent. Sales slowed for all sectors: motor vehicles, tobacco (9.2 percent vs 52.8 percent in May); fuels (29.8 percent vs 36.7 percent); food & beverage, tobacco (3.8 percent vs 4.6 percent); pharmaceuticals & cosmetics (18.8 percent vs 19.9 percent); clothing & footwear (21.8 percent vs 47.5 percent); furnitures (7.8 percent vs 10.3 percent); and newspapers & books (9.0 percent vs 17.7 percent). On a non-seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail trade advanced at a softer pace to 3.5 percent, following a 8.4 percent gain in the prior month.
2021-07-21
Polish Retail Sales Rise More Than Expected
Retail sales in Poland increased 19.1 percent year-on-year in May of 2021, lower than a 25.7 percent jump in the previous month but above market expectations of 17 percent. Sales rose at a softer pace for motor vehicles & parts (52.8 percent vs 119.5 percent in April); fuels (36.7 percent vs 49.7 percent); food, beverage, tobacco (4.6 percent vs 10.2 percent); clothing & footwear (47.5 percent vs 75.7 percent); and furnishing (10.3 percent vs 12.6 percent). Meantime, sales advanced faster for pharmaceuticals & cosmetics (19.9 percent vs 18.6 percent); newspapers & books (17.7 percent vs 9.7 percent). On a non-seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail trade rebounded 8.4 percent, after a 6.7 percent fall in April.
2021-06-22
Poland Retail Sales Rise Less than Expected
Retail sales in Poland jumped 25.7 percent year-on-year in April of 2021, accelerating from a 17.1 percent advance in the previous month but below market expectations of 27.2 percent. Still, it was the biggest gain in retail trade activity since a record high of 30.6 percent hit on May 2004. Sales rose faster for motor vehicles & parts (119.5 percent vs 51.7 percent in March); fuels (49.7 percent vs 5.7 percent) and food, beverages & tobacco (10.2 percent vs 3.7 percent). Meantime, sales slowed for newspapers & books (9.7 percent vs 31.2 percent); furniture, appliances & electronics (12.6 percent vs 41.3 percent); and clothing & footwear (75.7 percent vs 90.7 percent). On a non-seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail trade fell 6.7 percent, after rising 16.5 percent in March.
2021-05-24
Poland Retail Sales Rise the Most in 10 Years
Retail sales in Poland surged 17.1 percent year-on-year in March of 2021, the highest reading since April 2011, following a 2.7 percent drop in the prior month. A low base effect due to lockdown restrictions and falling demand last year pushed sales up for clothing & footwear (90.7 percent), motor vehicles & parts (51.7 percent) and furniture, appliances & electronics (41.3 percent). Sales of food, beverages & tobacco also increased (3.7 percent) while pharmaceuticals & cosmetics declined slightly (-0.9 percent). On a non-seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail trade jumped 16.5 percent, after rebounding by 4 percent in the previous month.
2021-04-22

Poland Retail Sales YoY
In Poland, 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.