Retail sales in Indonesia plunged by 18.1 percent year-on-year in February 2021, after tumbling by 16.4 percent a month earlier. This marked the fifteenth straight month of decline in retail trade, amid the prolonged impact caused by the COVID-19 crisis that made people to stay at home most of their time. Sales fell faster for information & communication equipment (-39.7% vs -38.8% in January), food, beverages & tobacco dropped (-9.8% vs -7.0%), fuel (-17.6% vs -17.1%), home appliances (-27.4% vs -25.8%), cultural & recreational goods (-61.0% vs -53.0%). Meantime, sales continued to decrease for both clothing (-41.3% vs -46.3%) and automotive parts & accessories (-21.0% vs -22.1%). On a monthly basis, retail sales declined by 2.7 percent in February, following a 4.3 percent fall in January.