Retail Sales in Germany

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Germany - Retail Sales

The economy accelerated in the second quarter. Domestic demand was robust, with private and public consumption, and fixed investment expanding over the previous quarter. Household expenditure was likely supported by elevated consumer confidence—thanks to rising income expectations—and a further drop in the already historically low unemployment rate. However, the tight labor market could create problems further down the road as vacancies become increasingly difficult to fill, hampering growth and causing cost pressures to rise. Looking at the third quarter, consumer confidence edged down in August, but business sentiment increased on improving business expectations. Moreover, the composite PMI rose for a third consecutive month in the same month on faster growth in the services sector, signaling that firms’ operating conditions continue to improve. In addition, the external sector is solid, with Germany on track to record the world’s largest current account surplus for the third year in a row.

Germany - Retail Sales Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Retail Sales (annual variation in %)0.1  1.2  3.9  2.5  2.3  

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Germany Retail
Note: Annual variation of real retail sales in %.
Source: Federal Statistics Office and Met the why particular calculations

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