Retail sales Y-on-Y in South Africa, January 2003 - May 2021
For that indicator, we provide data for South Africa from January 2003 to May 2021. The average value for South Africa during that period was 4.09 percent with a minimum of -49.9 percent in April 2020 and a maximum of 95.7 percent in April 2021.
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Source: Statistics South Africa
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.