Indonesia: Retail sales growth loses pace in June
Retail sales increased 2.5% in year-on-year terms in June, which was a deterioration from May’s 14.7% increase. The notable downturn was largely driven by decelerating food, beverages and tobacco and motor vehicles, parts and accessories sales. Lastly, cultural and recreation goods sales declined at a sharper rate, while information and communication equipment sales contracted at a steeper pace than in the previous month.
Meanwhile, the trend improved, with the annual average variation of retail sales coming in at minus 8.7%, up from May’s minus 10.3%.
The Central Bank expects retail sales to have fallen 6.2% in July.