Retail sales Y-on-Y in Euro area, December, 2019
For that indicator, Eurostat provides data for Euro area from January 2001 to December 2019. The average value for Euro area during that period was 0.91 percent with a minimum of -4.37 percent in February 2009 and a maximum of 4.33 percent in January 2001.
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Definition: The retail sales Y-on-Y 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.
Retail sales Y-on-Y is calculated as the percent change in the Retail sales index from the same month the previous year.
The Retail sales Y-on-Y measures only volume changes, i.e. price level changes are excluded.