Italy Retail Sales m/m

Country:
Italy
EUR, Euro
Sector:
Consumer
Medium -20.5% 0.0%
0.9%
Last release Importance Actual Forecast
Previous
262.8%
-20.5%
Next release Actual Forecast
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The Retail Sales indicator refers to the measure of sales variations of all goods sold by retailers in Italy. The month-over-month version of the Retail Sales index reflects a measure of the evolution of turnover at current prices in the retail sector in the current month compared to the previous month.

The term "retail sales" is used in the commercial sphere to indicate the sale of the products to the final consumer, or to the public. The retailer buys selectively large quantities of goods from the manufacturer or a wholesaler, and sells smaller quantities to consumers for a profit. The role of the retailer is to better organize the sale, so as to combine factors such as: stock availability, competitive price, stock rotation.

The volume of retail sales can be calculated in different methods: at sales points or through home delivery, as well as online. The last one mentioned above has become very popular in today's world, because it uses modern e-commerce technologies to offer consumers a vast selection of products.

The index is calculated by the Italian National Institute of Statistics Istat. From January 2009 it is calculated taking 2005 as a reference year and using new Ateco 2007 classification.

Retail Sales reflect data of household consumption, which is the largest element of expenditure and there is correlation with consumer confidence (and the appropriate index).

Retail sales are divided into three main sectors: Food Products, which include all kinds of nutrition necessary, Durable Consumer Goods which include appliances, furniture, tableware, and finally Consumer Goods, which include clothes and other goods which can be used multiple times.

The sales variation rate is represented in percentage terms. It has a positive and Euro-bullish interpretation if the data are above expectations, while a negative and Euro-bearish interpretation for data lower than expected.

Last values:

actual data

forecast

The chart of the entire available history of the "Italy 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
Mar 2020
-20.5%
0.0%
0.9%
Feb 2020
0.8%
0.4%
0.1%
Jan 2020
0.0%
-1.0%
0.5%
Dec 2019
0.5%
0.4%
-0.2%
Nov 2019
-0.2%
0.3%
-0.3%
Oct 2019
-0.2%
-0.4%
0.6%
Sep 2019
0.7%
1.1%
-0.5%
Aug 2019
-0.6%
0.0%
-0.6%
Jul 2019
-0.5%
0.0%
1.9%
Jun 2019
1.9%
-0.2%
-0.6%
May 2019
-0.7%
0.7%
0.0%
Apr 2019
0.0%
-0.6%
-0.3%
Mar 2019
-0.3%
-0.6%
0.1%
Feb 2019
0.1%
0.1%
0.6%
Jan 2019
0.5%
-0.8%
-0.6%
Dec 2018
-0.7%
0.6%
0.6%
Nov 2018
0.7%
0.6%
0.2%
Oct 2018
0.1%
-0.8%
Sep 2018
-0.8%
0.6%
Aug 2018
0.7%
0.0%
Jul 2018
-0.1%
-0.1%
Jun 2018
-0.2%
1.1%
May 2018
0.8%
-0.6%
Apr 2018
-0.7%
-0.2%
Mar 2018
-0.2%
0.4%
Feb 2018
0.4%
-0.5%
Jan 2018
-0.5%
-0.9%
Dec 2017
-0.3%
0.9%
Nov 2017
1.1%
-1.0%
Oct 2017
-1.0%
0.8%
Sep 2017
0.9%
-0.2%
Aug 2017
-0.3%
-0.4%
Jul 2017
-0.2%
0.6%
Jun 2017
0.6%
-0.1%
May 2017
-0.1%
-0.4%
Apr 2017
-0.1%
0.0%
Mar 2017
0.0%
-0.2%
Feb 2017
-0.3%
1.4%
Jan 2017
1.4%
-0.5%
Dec 2016
-0.5%
-0.7%
Nov 2016
-0.7%
1.2%
Oct 2016
1.2%
-0.5%
Sep 2016
-0.6%
-0.2%
Aug 2016
-0.1%
-0.2%
Jul 2016
-0.3%
0.3%
Jun 2016
0.2%
0.3%
May 2016
0.3%
0.1%
Apr 2016
0.1%
2.1%
Mar 2016
-0.6%
0.3%
Feb 2016
0.3%
0.0%

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