Retail Sales in Netherlands

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Netherlands - Retail Sales

Economic growth in the second quarter is likely to have remained largely on par with that of the first quarter. Merchandise export growth shifted into a higher gear in April–May compared to the first quarter, defying slowing global trade and momentum. Moreover, judging by available data and the tightening labor market, private consumption was likely robust in the second quarter. In April, household expenditure grew at the quickest pace so far this year on strong durable goods purchases and robust spending on services. Furthermore, retail sales growth gathered speed in April–May; however, expenditure likely eased in June despite consumer sentiment returning to neutral territory. In further bad news, industrial production languished in April and May, manufacturing PMI data shows growth weakened in the quarter as a whole, and business confidence dropped to a near three-year low in June.

Netherlands - Retail Sales Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Retail Sales (annual variation in %)-3.2  2.0  2.6  1.9  3.0  

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Netherlands Retail Sales Chart

Netherlands Retail
Note: Annual variation of real retail sales in %.
Source: Statistics Netherlands and FocusEconomics calculations.

Netherlands Facts

Bond Yield-0.295.70 %Jul 30
Exchange Rate1.110.65 %Jul 31
Stock Market572-0.57 %Jul 31

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