Germany: Retail sales Y-on-Y

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 Germany

Retail sales Y-on-Y

 Latest value 0.42
 Reference April 2024
 Measure percent
 Data availability January 1995 - April 2024
 Average 0.53
 Min - Max -7.71 - 14.25
 Source Eurostat
For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from January 1995 to April 2024. The average value for Germany during that period was 0.53 percent with a minimum of -7.71 percent in March 2023 and a maximum of 14.25 percent in January 2022. Click on the following link to see the values of Retail sales Y-on-Y around the world.
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Germany - Retail sales Y-on-Y - recent values

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Germany - Retail sales Y-on-Y - historical chart - 1995-2024
Measure: percent
Source: Eurostat


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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.

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