04 Sep Euro Area Retail Sales YoY
Retail Sales In the Euro Area increased 2.20 percent in July of 2019 over the same month in the previous year. Retail Sales YoY in the Euro Area averaged 1.11 percent from 1996 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 6 percent in July of 2000 and a record low of -4.60 percent in February of 2009. In the Euro Area, retail sales show the evolution of the total amount of goods sold. Among them, food drinks and tobacco account for the highest share (39.3 percent); followed by electrical goods and furniture (12.0 percent share); computer equipment books and other (11.4 percent share); pharmaceutical and medical goods (9.9 percent share); textiles, clothing, footwear (9.2 percent share); auto fuel (9.1 percent share); other non-food products (6.0 percent share) and mail orders and internet (2.9 percent share). Among countries, Germany has the highest weight (25.9 percent), followed by France (21.7 percent), Italy (16.1 percent) and Spain (11.4 percent). Others are Netherlands (5.2 percent); Belgium (4.3 percent); Greece (3.0 percent); Austria (2.8 percent); Portugal (2.4 percent); Finland (1.8 percent); Ireland (1.7 percent); Luxembourg and Slovakia (0.8 percent each); Slovenia (0.6 percent); Lithuania (0.4 percent); Latvia and Cyprus (0.3 percent); Estonia (0.2 percent) and Malta (0.1 percent). This page provides the latest reported value for – Euro Area Retail Sales YoY – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.