Retail Sales in Slovakia
Slovakia - Retail SalesGDP growth improved in the first quarter of this year. The acceleration was spearheaded by stronger domestic demand: Eased Covid-19 restrictions pushed up average annual retail sales growth to 16.0% in Q1 from 2.4% in Q4, pointing to healthier private spending growth. Less positively, the external sector weakened in Q1, weighing on the overall result. Turning to Q2, available data paints a mixed picture. Both business and consumer confidence improved in April, suggesting that private sector was broadly resilient to a slowing global economy and supply bottlenecks arising from the war in Ukraine and lockdowns in China. That said, inflation shot up to a record high in April and will likely remain at all-time highs in the coming months, in turn hurting household consumption in Q2. Meanwhile, on 23 May, S&P Global Ratings slashed the outlook of Slovakia’s A+ rating from stable to negative.
Slovakia - Retail Sales Data
|Retail Sales (annual variation in %)||1.7||2.1||6.0||3.7||-1.3|
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Slovakia Retail Sales Chart
Source: Slovakia Statistical Office (SOSR) and FocusEconomics calculations.
|Bond Yield||0.13||-4.12 %||Dec 31|
|Exchange Rate||1.12||0.65 %||Dec 31|
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August 16, 2022
Flash GDP data shows that year-on-year growth almost halved in Q2, coming in at 1.7%, compared to the 3.1% increase in Q1.
August 15, 2022
Consumer prices rose 0.80% in July over the previous month, slowing down from June's 1.20% increase.
August 10, 2022
Industrial production shrank 5.7% year on year in June (May: +1.1% yoy).
July 21, 2022
Industrial output rose 1.1% compared to the same month of the previous year in May, which contrasted April's 9.6% decrease.
July 21, 2022
Consumer prices rose 1.20% over the previous month in June, coming in below May's 1.60% rise.