South Africa Retail Sales YoY 2003-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

South Africa's retail sales increased 4.9 percent year-on-year in February of 2018, following an upwardly revised 3.3 percent rise in the previous month and above market expectations of a 2.8 percent gain. Sales advanced faster for general dealers (3.9 percent compared to 1.2 percent in January); textiles, clothing, footwear & leather goods (7.1 percent compared to 6.7 percent); all other retailers (6.1 percent compared to 5.0 percent) and food, beverages & tobacco (4.4 percent compared to 0.5 percent). Also, sales rose further for pharmaceuticals goods & cosmetics (4.9 percent compared to 3.6 percent) and furniture & household equipment (14.2 percent compared to 14.1 percent). Meantime, sales of hardware, paint & glass slowed (a flat reading compared to 1.4 percent). On a monthly basis, retail trade went up 1.8 percent, after falling 1.4 percent in January. Retail Sales YoY in South Africa averaged 4.59 percent from 2003 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 15.50 percent in September of 2006 and a record low of -6.40 percent in April of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-14 11:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 5.3% 7.9% 4% 3.3%
2018-03-22 11:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 3.1% 5.1% 6.2% 5.8%
2018-04-18 11:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 4.9% 3.3% 2.8% 5.7%
2018-05-16 11:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 4.9% 4.3% 5.3%
2018-06-13 11:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 2.19%
2018-07-18 11:00 AM Retail Sales YoY 4.45%


South Africa Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 26.00 -8.00 26.00 -33.00 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 1.80 -1.40 4.40 -5.10 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 4.90 3.30 15.50 -6.40 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1928878.00 1912005.00 1928878.00 260612.00 ZAR Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 2853653.00 2760742.00 2853653.00 3393.00 ZAR Million [+]
Personal Savings 0.20 0.20 23.80 -2.70 percent [+]
Private Sector Credit 5.96 5.74 35.88 -2.35 percent [+]
Bank Lending Rate 10.00 10.00 25.50 5.50 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.17 1.16 1.44 0.43 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 33.50 33.80 43.90 33.50 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 71.90 74.40 86.40 40.30 percent [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations -22.20 -1.00 37.00 -38.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Financial Expectations 6.40 3.00 30.40 -22.00 [+]
Consumer Confidence Major Purchases Expectations -11.80 -17.00 13.10 -42.00 [+]


South Africa Retail Sales YoY

In South Africa, 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. This page provides - South Africa Retail Sales YoY - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Retail Sales YoY - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.90 3.30 15.50 -6.40 2003 - 2018 percent Monthly
Constant Prices 2012




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