Swedish retail sales surged 6.6 percent year-on-year in August of 2021, following a downwardly revised 5.3 percent rise in July, and marking the 8th consecutive annual gain in retail sales. Retail sales of durables jumped 10.6 percent and those of consumer goods increased by 2.5 percent. On a monthly basis, retail sales went up 0.7 percent, reversing a 1.2 percent decrease in the previous month. source: Statistics Sweden

Retail Sales YoY in Sweden averaged 2.88 percent from 1992 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 11.50 percent in May of 2021 and a record low of -7.60 percent in December of 1992. This page provides the latest reported value for - Sweden Retail Sales YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Sweden Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Retail Sales YoY in Sweden is expected to be 6.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Sweden Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 3.80 percent in 2022 and 2.30 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Sweden Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.60 5.30 11.50 -7.60 1992 - 2021 percent Monthly
WDA, 2015=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-28 07:30 AM May 10.3% 7% 7.9%
2021-07-28 07:30 AM Jun 8.5% 10.7% 8.9%
2021-08-27 07:30 AM Jul 5.4% 8.5% 7.2%
2021-09-28 07:30 AM Aug 6.6% 5.3% 6%
2021-10-28 08:30 AM Sep 6.6%
2021-11-26 08:30 AM Oct
2021-12-22 08:30 AM Nov


News Stream
Sweden Retail Sales Rise for 8th Month
Swedish retail sales surged 6.6 percent year-on-year in August of 2021, following a downwardly revised 5.3 percent rise in July, and marking the 8th consecutive annual gain in retail sales. Retail sales of durables jumped 10.6 percent and those of consumer goods increased by 2.5 percent. On a monthly basis, retail sales went up 0.7 percent, reversing a 1.2 percent decrease in the previous month.
2021-09-28
Sweden Retail Sales Continue to Rise
Swedish retail sales increased 5.4% year-on-year in July of 2021, following an 8.5% rise in June, and marking the 7th consecutive annual gain in retail sales. Retail sales of durables increased 7% and those of consumer goods 3.9%. On a monthly basis, retail sales fell 1.2%.
2021-08-27
Sweden Retail Sales Jump 8.5% in June
Sweden's retail sales went up 8.5 percent from a year earlier in June of 2021, following an upwardly revised 21-year high of 10.7 percent in the previous month. Sales growth eased mostly in stores of other household equipment (7.1 percent vs 10.3 percent in May); other goods (16.9 percent vs 19.9 percent); and information & communication equipment (16.9 percent vs 19.1 percent). Meanwhile, retail trade rose faster for non-specialized stores (5.4 percent vs 4.9 percent) and outside stores (12.9 percent vs 12.2 percent). In contrast, sales were lower for stores of cultural & recreational goods (-4.2 percent vs 1.7 percent). On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, retail sales retreated 0.3 percent, after an upwardly revised 2.4 percent increase in May.
2021-07-28
Swedish Retail Trade Growth Fastest since 2000
Sweden's retail trade jumped by 10.3 percent from a year earlier in May of 2021, following a downwardly revised 7 percent rise in the previous month. It was the strongest rise in retail activity since May of 2000, boosted by sales of electronics and electrical household appliances (21.4 percent vs 17.6 percent in April); clothes and footwear (22.5 percent vs 18 percent); jewellery (35.4 percent vs 24.6 percent) and cultural and recreation goods (3.5 percent vs 0.5 percent). In addition, online trade continued to rise solidly (18.1 percent vs 17.4 percent). On a monthly basis, retail sales rose 2.3 percent, after a downwardly revised 0.4 percent decrease in the preceding month.
2021-06-28

Sweden Retail Sales YoY
In Sweden, 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.