* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Retail sales index in Germany, September, 2018: For that indicator, Eurostat provides data for Germany from 1994 to Q3 2018. The average value for Germany during that period was 96.85 index points with a minumum of 90.7 index points in June 2009 and a maximum of 107.7 index points in April 2018. Click on the following link to see the values of Retail sales index around the world.
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.