Retail sales in Sweden jumped 2.2 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, following 0.6 percent rise in the previous month and above market expectations of a 1.6 percent gain. Sales of durable goods increased at a faster pace (4 percent from 2.3 percent in December of 2016), mainly due to clothing, furniture and second-hand goods stores and mail order houses. In addition, consumer goods went up (+0.8 percent from -1.5 percent) as goods sold in department and specialised grocery stores increased. On a monthly basis, retail sales went up 1.3 percent compared to a 2.6 percent drop in December. Considering the three months to January, retail sales increased 0.8 percent. Retail Sales YoY in Sweden averaged 2.90 percent from 1992 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 11 percent in May of 2000 and a record low of -7.70 percent in December of 1992.
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In Sweden, 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 the latest reported value for – Sweden Retail Sales YoY – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Sweden Retail Sales YoY – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on March of 2017.