Retail sales in Spain jumped 14.9 percent from a year earlier in March of 2021, following an upwardly revised 6.1 percent fall in February. It was the first gain in retail activity since February of 2020 and the strongest since at least January of 2001, mainly due to a low base comparison from the previous year at the onset of the pandemic crisis. Sales of non-food products surged 42 percent, namely personal equipment (82.2 percent) and household equipment (68.4 percent). Meanwhile, those of food declined (-8.6 percent).On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 3.5 percent, after a downwardly revised 4.1 percent gain in the previous month. source: National Statistics Institute (INE)

Retail Sales YoY in Spain averaged -0.28 percent from 2001 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 14.90 percent in March of 2021 and a record low of -31.30 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Spain Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Spain Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2021.

Retail Sales YoY in Spain is expected to be 12.00 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 Spain to stand at 4.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Spain Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 3.40 percent in 2022 and 2.60 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Spain Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
14.90 -6.10 14.90 -31.30 2001 - 2021 percent Monthly
SA, WDA, Constant Prices


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-29 08:00 AM Dec -1.5% -3.9% -4.8%
2021-03-12 08:00 AM Jan -9.5% -1.5% -6%
2021-03-30 07:00 AM Feb -5.9% -9.4% -4.2%
2021-04-30 07:00 AM Mar 14.9% -6.1% -6.6%
2021-05-28 07:00 AM Apr 14.9%
2021-06-29 07:00 AM May
2021-07-30 07:00 AM Jun
2021-08-30 07:00 AM Jul


News Stream
Spain Retail Sales Rebound Sharply in March
Retail sales in Spain jumped 14.9 percent from a year earlier in March of 2021, following an upwardly revised 6.1 percent fall in February. It was the first gain in retail activity since February of 2020 and the strongest since at least January of 2001, mainly due to a low base comparison from the previous year at the onset of the pandemic crisis. Sales of non-food products surged 42 percent, namely personal equipment (82.2 percent) and household equipment (68.4 percent). Meanwhile, those of food declined (-8.6 percent).On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 3.5 percent, after a downwardly revised 4.1 percent gain in the previous month.
2021-04-30
Spain Retail Sales Sink for 12th Month
Retail sales in Spain fell 5.9 percent year-on-year in February of 2021, following a 9.4 percent drop in January, marking the 12th consecutive month of falling retail sales due to the coronavirus pandemic. Biggest decreases were seen in sales of personal equipment (-28.5 percent) and at gasoline stations (-15.2 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales surged 4.2 percent, following a 7.6 percent fall in the previous month.
2021-03-30
Spain Retail Sales Fall the Most in 8 Months
Spain's retail sales plunged 9.5 percent from a year earlier in January of 2021, the strongest decline in eight months amid coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Non-food trade fell 16 percent led by personal equipment (-30.7 percent). Meantime, food sales rose 2.1 percent. On a monthly basis, retail trade slumped 7.6 percent, the most since April, following an upwardly revised 1.3 percent increase in the prior month.
2021-03-12
Spain Retail Sales Fall the Least in 10 Months
Spain's retail sales decreased 1.5 percent from a year earlier in December of 2020, the smallest decline in the current ten-month sequence of falls and following a downwardly revised 3.9 percent drop in November. Non-food trade fell 3.3 percent led by personal equipment (-17.9 percent). Meantime, food sales rose 3.1 percent. On a monthly basis, retail trade advanced 1 percent, rebounding from a 0.5 percent drop in November.
2021-01-29

Spain Retail Sales YoY
In Spain, 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.