Germany Retail Sales m/m

Country:
Germany
EUR, Euro
Sector:
Consumer
Medium 13.9% -1.1%
-6.5%
Last release Importance Actual Forecast
Previous
-5.5%
13.9%
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Retail sales reflect a change in German retail sales excluding passenger cars and fuel. The sample comprises around 18,300 companies. Sales are shown in current prices and are adjusted for calendar and seasonal effects as well as inflation.

Turnover comprises the total amounts invoiced by an enterprise in the reference year (excluding VAT) from the sale or rental of goods (products) and the provision of services to third parties, including own consumption, sales to employees and including separately invoiced costs for freight, postage, packing, etc., irrespective of receipt of payment and tax liability. From 2017, revenue also includes income from non-typical ancillary business.

The monthly retail surveys are part of the European Union's short-term statistics system for monetary and economic policy purposes. They also provide information on the use of parts of private consumption. The monthly trade surveys are an important supplement to the results of the annual trade statistics, which provide information on the structure, profitability and productivity of trade. The monthly surveys in distributive trades are also referred to as economic surveys, in contrast to the annual structural survey.

The main users are

  • Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and corresponding state departments,
  • European Commission,
  • European Central Bank,
  • Trade associations,
  • National accounts.

Publication takes place 30 days after the end of the reference month for selected activities and 45 days after the end of the reference month in deep activity breakdown.

Retail trade turnover m/m reflects the change in retail trade turnover during the reference month compared to the previous month. A slowdown in the growth of retail sales shows that consumers have reduced their expenditure levels. This may lead to a decline in economic activity and have a negative impact on euro rates.

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The chart of the entire available history of the "Germany Retail Sales m/m" macroeconomic indicator. The dashed line shows the forecast values ​​of the economic indicator for the specified dates.

A significant deviation of a real value from a forecast one may cause a short-term strengthening or weakening of a national currency in the Forex market. The threshold values ​​of the indicators signaling the approach of the critical state of the national (local) economy occupy a special place.

Date (GMT)
Reference
Actual
Forecast
Previous
May 2020
13.9%
-1.1%
-6.5%
Apr 2020
-5.3%
1.9%
-4.0%
Mar 2020
-5.6%
-0.1%
0.8%
Feb 2020
1.2%
-0.8%
1.0%
Jan 2020
0.9%
1.2%
-2.0%
Dec 2019
-3.3%
-1.1%
1.6%
Nov 2019
2.1%
0.7%
-1.3%
Oct 2019
-1.9%
0.0%
0.0%
Sep 2019
0.1%
-0.2%
-0.1%
Aug 2019
0.5%
0.1%
-0.8%
Jul 2019
-2.2%
0.0%
3.0%
Jun 2019
3.5%
0.7%
-1.7%
May 2019
-0.6%
-0.7%
-1.0%
Apr 2019
-2.0%
-0.1%
0.0%
Mar 2019
-0.2%
0.5%
0.5%
Feb 2019
0.9%
-0.6%
2.8%
Jan 2019
3.3%
0.0%
-3.1%
Dec 2018
-4.3%
0.0%
1.6%
Nov 2018
1.4%
0.0%
0.1%
Oct 2018
-0.3%
0.0%
-0.3%
Sep 2018
0.1%
-0.3%
Aug 2018
-0.1%
-1.1%
Jul 2018
-0.4%
0.9%
Jun 2018
1.2%
-2.1%
May 2018
-2.1%
1.6%
Apr 2018
2.3%
-0.4%
Mar 2018
-0.6%
-0.2%
Feb 2018
-0.7%
-0.3%
Jan 2018
-0.7%
-1.1%
Dec 2017
-1.9%
1.9%
Nov 2017
2.3%
-1.0%
Oct 2017
-1.2%
0.5%
Sep 2017
0.5%
-0.2%
Aug 2017
-0.4%
-0.6%
Jul 2017
-1.2%
1.3%
Jun 2017
1.1%
0.5%
May 2017
0.5%
-0.2%
Apr 2017
-0.2%
0.2%
Mar 2017
0.1%
1.1%
Feb 2017
1.8%
-1.0%
Jan 2017
-0.8%
-0.9%
Dec 2016
-0.9%
-1.7%
Nov 2016
-1.8%
2.5%
Oct 2016
2.4%
-1.5%
Sep 2016
-1.4%
-0.3%
Aug 2016
-0.4%
0.5%
Jul 2016
1.7%
-0.6%
Jun 2016
-0.1%
0.7%
May 2016
0.9%
-0.3%
Apr 2016
-0.9%
-1.4%

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