Retail Sales in Eurozone

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Eurozone - Retail Sales

A second estimate confirmed that the Eurozone economy cooled markedly in the final quarter of 2019, while weak available data and the coronavirus outbreak bode ill for the first quarter of this year. A notable downturn in the industrial sector against the backdrop of global trade tensions, subdued demand from key trading partners and sustained political uncertainty weighed on the economy in the fourth quarter. Turning to Q1 2020, still-weak consumer and business confidence in January-February suggest economic activity will remain feeble. Moreover, the outbreak of coronavirus in Italy and its spread to other Euro area countries look set to hit the manufacturing and tourism sectors. In politics, the resignation of Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Merkel’s obvious successor, highlights tensions between government coalition partners, stoking political uncertainty in Europe’s largest economy.

Eurozone - Retail Sales Data

2014   2015   2016   2017   2018  
Retail Sales (annual variation in %)1.2  2.8  1.7  2.5  1.6  

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Eurozone Retail Sales Chart

Euro Retail
Note: Annual variation of retail sales in %.
Source: Eurostat and FocusEconomics calculations.

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Value Change Date
Exchange Rate1.120.65 %Dec 31

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