Retail sales in Indonesia jumped by 15.6 percent year-on-year in April 2021, after tumbling by 14.6 percent a month earlier. This marked the first time increase in retail trade in 17 months and the most since June 2016, amid Ramadhan and Eid al-Fitr celebration and a low base effect from last year. Sales rebounded sharply for food, beverages & tobacco (26.7% vs -9.0% in March), clothing (55.2% vs -10.8%), automotive parts & accessories (8.1% vs -13.2%), and fuel (37.3% vs 3.2%).In addition, sales fell much less for information & communication equipment (-31.1% vs -38.8% in March), home appliances (-10.8% vs -23.3%), cultural & recreational goods (-7.8% vs -41.9%). On a monthly basis, retail sales surged by 17.3 percent in April, the most since August 2011, accelerating sharply from a 6.1 percent rise in March.