Retail Sales in European Union increased 2.50 percent in August of 2019 over the same month in the previous year. Retail Sales Yoy in European Union averaged 1.50 percent from 2000 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 6.10 percent in July of 2000 and a record low of -4 percent in February of 2009. In the European Union, retail sales show the evolution of the total amount of goods sold. Among goods, food, drinks and tobacco account for the highest share (40.1 percent); followed by electrical goods and furniture (11.5 percent share); computer equipment, books and other (11.4 percent share); textiles, clothing, footwear (9.2 percent share); auto fuel (9 percent share); pharmaceutical and medical goods (8.9 percent share); other non-food products (7.0 percent share) and mail orders and internet (3.0 percent share). Among countries, Germany has the highest weight (19.1 percent), followed by France (15.9 percent); the United Kingdom (14.7 percent) and Italy (11.9 percent). Others include Spain (8.4 percent); Netherlands (3.8 percent); Poland (3.7 percent); Belgium (3.2 percent); Sweden (2.4 percent); Greece (2.2 percent); Austria (2.1 percent); Portugal (1.8 percent); Denmark (1.5 percent); Finland, Ireland and Czech Republic (1.3 percent each); Romania (1.0 percent); Hungary (0.9 percent); Luxembourg and Slovakia (0.6 percent each); Croatia (0.5 percent); Bulgaria and Slovenia (0.4 percent each); Lithuania (0.3 percent); Latvia, Cyprus and Estonia (0.2 percent each) and Malta (0.1 percent). This page provides – European Union Retail Sales YoY – actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.