Switzerland Retail Sales y/y

Country:
Switzerland
CHF, Swiss frank
Sector:
Consumer
Medium 0.4% 0.4%
-0.9%
Last release Importance Actual Forecast
Previous
0.0%
0.4%
Next release Actual Forecast
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Switzerland Retail Sales y/y show the change in the total value of retail goods sold in the given month compared to the same month of the previous year.

The indicator is calculated based on a survey of 4,000 Swiss retail stores of different types and price categories. The sample includes large, medium and small retailers. The indicator is seasonally adjusted to exclude the influence of insignificant factors and to reflect only the real change in the actual retail sales turnover.

Real price values for the calculation of the indicator are obtained using the consumer price index: the same data series are used for the calculation of retail sales.

Analysts widely use the indicator to evaluate the nation's economy conditions.

  • Statistical authorities use the data in GDP calculation.
  • The Swiss National Bank uses the indicator data in the assessment of consumer purchases structure within the general analysis of the country's economic activity.
  • Investors use data to measure consumer activity.

Publication of the Retail Sales report can have an impact on CHF quotes. A slowdown in the growth of retail sales shows that consumers have reduced their spending level. This may lead to a decline in economic activity and have a negative effect on Swiss franc quotes.

Last values:

actual data

forecast

The chart of the entire available history of the "Switzerland Retail Sales y/y" 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
Aug 2018
0.4%
0.4%
-0.9%
Jul 2018
-0.3%
0.0%
0.2%
Jun 2018
0.3%
-0.2%
0.4%
May 2018
-0.1%
-0.5%
2.9%
Apr 2018
2.2%
-0.7%
-1.1%
Mar 2018
-1.8%
-0.5%
-0.2%
Feb 2018
-0.2%
-0.8%
-0.4%
Jan 2018
-1.4%
-0.5%
0.7%
Dec 2017
0.6%
-0.9%
0.3%
Nov 2017
-0.2%
-0.7%
-2.6%
Oct 2017
-3.0%
0.0%
0.5%
Sep 2017
-0.4%
-1.0%
Aug 2017
-0.2%
0.0%
Jul 2017
-0.7%
1.7%
Jun 2017
1.5%
-0.8%
May 2017
-0.3%
-0.9%
Apr 2017
-1.2%
2.1%
Mar 2017
2.1%
0.7%
Feb 2017
0.6%
-1.2%
Jan 2017
-1.4%
-4.1%
Dec 2016
-3.5%
0.8%
Nov 2016
0.9%
-0.7%
Oct 2016
-0.5%
-2.1%
Sep 2016
-2.3%
-2.8%
Aug 2016
-3.0%
-2.7%
Jul 2016
-2.2%
-3.5%
Jun 2016
-3.9%
-1.7%
May 2016
-1.6%
-2.2%
Apr 2016
-1.9%
-1.6%
Mar 2016
-1.3%
-0.4%
Feb 2016
-0.2%
-0.1%
Jan 2016
0.2%
-1.7%
Dec 2015
-1.6%
-1.7%
Nov 2015
-3.1%
-0.6%
Oct 2015
-0.8%
0.2%
Sep 2015
0.2%
-0.6%
Aug 2015
-0.3%
0.1%
Jul 2015
-0.1%
-0.9%
Jun 2015
-0.9%
-1.8%
May 2015
-1.8%
1.6%
Apr 2015
1.6%
-2.8%
Mar 2015
-2.8%
-2.7%
Feb 2015
-2.7%
-0.3%
Jan 2015
-0.3%
2.2%
Dec 2014
2.2%
-1.2%
Nov 2014
-1.2%
0.3%
Oct 2014
0.3%
0.3%
Sep 2014
0.5%
1.9%
Aug 2014
1.4%
-0.6%
Jul 2014
-0.3%
3.4%

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