• German Retail Sales arrived at 7.0% YoY in February vs. 6.1% expected.
  • Retail Sales in Germany stood at 0.3% MoM in February vs. 0.5% expected.

Germany’s Retail Sales rose by 0.3% MoM in February versus 0.5% expected and 0% last, the official figures released by Destatis showed on Thursday.

On an annualized basis, the bloc’s Retail Sales came in at 7.0% in February versus 6.1% expected and 10.4% booked in January.

FX implications

The euro is little changed on the mixed German data. At the press time, the major trades at 1.1168, up 0.10% on the day.

About German Retail Sales

The Retail Sales released by the Statistisches Bundesamt Deutschland is a measure of changes in sales of the German retail sector. It shows the performance of the retail sector in the short term. Percent changes reflect the rate of changes of such sales. The changes are widely followed as an indicator of consumer spending. The positive economic growth usually anticipates “Bullish” for the EUR, while a low reading is seen as negative, or bearish, for the EUR.

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