Retail Sales in Switzerland

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Switzerland - Retail Sales

Retail sales plummet in March

In March, calendar-adjusted real retail sales contracted 1.8% from the same month a year prior, the largest contraction since December 2016 and coming in well below the 0.2% fall recorded in February. Non-food, non-fuel sales drove the decline, while sales of food, drinks and tobacco increased healthily.

On a month-on-month calendar- and seasonally-adjusted basis, real retail sales grew 0.1% in March, slowing from the upwardly revised 0.5% increase registered in February (previously reported: +0.3% month-on-month). Meanwhile, the annual average variation in retail sales fell to negative 0.3% in March from positive 0.1% in February.

Switzerland Private Consumption Forecast

Panelists polled by Met the why particular expect private consumption to increase 1.4% in 2018, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. For 2019, the panel again expects private consumption to rise 1.4%.

Switzerland - Retail Sales Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Retail Sales (annual variation in %)1.9  1.0  -1.3  -2.0  0.1  

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Switzerland Retail Sales Chart

Switzerland Retail
Note: Annual variation of real retail sales in %.
Source: Swiss Federal Statistics Office (BFS) and Met the why particular calculations.

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