Switzerland: Retail sales

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 Switzerland

Retail sales index

 Latest value 105.7
 Reference December 2023
 Measure index points
 Data availability January 2000 - December 2023
 Average 93.24
 Min - Max 75.1 - 117.5
 Source Eurostat
For that indicator, we provide data for Switzerland from January 2000 to December 2023. The average value for Switzerland during that period was 93.24 index points with a minimum of 75.1 index points in January 2000 and a maximum of 117.5 index points in March 2021. Click on the following link to see the values of Retail sales index around the world.
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Switzerland - Retail sales - recent values

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Switzerland - Retail sales - historical chart - 2000-2023
Measure: index points
Source: Eurostat


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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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