Euro area: Retail sales

(measure: index points, source: Eurostat)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Retail sales index in Euro area, August, 2019: For that indicator, Eurostat provides data for Euro area from 2000 to 2019. The average value for Euro area during that period was 98.83 index points with a minumum of 90 index points in January 2000 and a maximum of 108.6 index points in June 2019. Click on the following link to see the values of Retail sales index around the world.
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Measure: index points
Source: Eurostat

Definition: The retail sales index is an aggregated measure of the sales of retail goods over a stated period. Because retail sales are a measure of consumer demand for finished goods, they are a leading macroeconomic indicator of the pulse of an economy and its projected path toward expansion or contraction. The retail sales index measures only the volume changes, i.e. price level changes are excluded.
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