Retail sales in Indonesia tumbled by 16.9% year-on-year in April 2020, after a 4.5% drop in the previous month. This was the fifth straight month of decline in retail trade, and the steepest fall since November 2008, amid restriction measures that led consumers to stay at home. There were seen lower purchases of clothing (-70.9% vs -60.5% in March), information & communication equipment (-17.5% vs -7.6%), cultural & recreational goods (-48.5% vs -20.5%), fuel (-39.0% vs -18.7%), and food, beverages & tobacco (- 7.7% vs 3.7%). On a monthly basis, retail sales plunged 13.3% in April, after a 1.6% gain in March.