Department Of Commerce

By Jeff Berman · January 12, 2018
Commerce reports December retail sales up 0.4% from November at $495.4 billion along with a 5.4% annual gain.
By Jeff Berman · October 13, 2017
Commerce reported that September retail sales at $483.9 billion were up 1.6% over August and 4.4% annually, and NRF said that September retail sales were 0.5% ahead of August on a seasonally-adjusted basis and up 3.2% annually on an unadjusted basis.
By Jeff Berman · August 15, 2017
Commerce reported a 0.6% increase from June to July at $478.9 billion and a 4.2% annual increase. The NRF reported that June retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.6% from June to July, tripling June’s revised 0.2% growth rate, while July sales headed up 3.5% annually.
By Jeff Berman · July 14, 2017
June retail sales data issued today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF) was somewhat muted.
By Jeff Berman · May 12, 2017
The NRF reported that April retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, saw a 0.3 percent seasonally-adjusted increase over March, and were up 3 percent on an unadjusted annual basis, and the Department of Commerce reported a 0.4 percent increase from March to April at $474.9 million and a 4.5 percent gain over April 2016.
By Jeff Berman · March 15, 2017
Commerce reported that February retail sales were up 0.6 percent compared to January, and the NRF reported that February retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, saw a 0.2 percent seasonally-adjusted increase compared to January.
By Jeff Berman · February 15, 2017
Commerce reported that January retail sales were up 0.2 percent compared to December and saw a 5.6 percent annual gain at $472.1 billion. The NRF reported that retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, headed up 3.8 percent annually in January and were up 0.4 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis compared to a very strong December.
By Jeff Berman · January 13, 2017
It appears that holiday shoppers did their best to support the economy over the home stretch of 2016 as retail sales for the month of December showed gains, according to data issued by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
By Jeff Berman · December 14, 2016
Commerce reported that November retail sales were up 0.1 percent over October, following a 0.6 percent (revised from 0.8 percent) increase from September to October, at $465.5 billion. And NRF reported that retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.1 percent from October to November.
By Jeff Berman · November 15, 2016
The NRF reported that retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.9 percent from September to October, following a 0.2 increase from August to September and were up 2.2 percent annually.
By Jeff Berman · November 15, 2016
Commerce reported that October retail sales saw a 0.8 percent increase over September at $465.9 billion and a 4.3 percent annual gain, and the NRF Reported that retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.9 percent from September to October, following a 0.2 increase from August to September and were up 2.2 percent annually.
By Jeff Berman · October 14, 2016
Following a decline in August, retail sales rebounded in September, according to data issued today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
By Jeff Berman · October 14, 2016
Following a decline in August, retail sales rebounded in September, according to data issued today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
By Jeff Berman · September 16, 2016
Department of Commerce and NRF report August retail sales dropped 0.3% compared to July at $456.3 billion and were up 1.9% annually.
By LM Staff · September 16, 2016
Commerce reported that August retail sales dropped 0.3 percent compared to July at $456.3 billion and were up 1.9 percent annually. The NRF reported that retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were down 0.3 percent from July to August, with August up 4.1 percent compared to August 2015.

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