Retail Sales

By Jeff Berman · January 12, 2018
Commerce reported that December retail sales saw a 0.4% increase from November to December at $495.4 billion along with a 5.4% annual gain. NRF reported that December retail sales increased 0.4% on a seasonally adjusted basis compared to November and were up 4.6% annually on an unadjusted basis.
By Jeff Berman · November 15, 2017
Data issued today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF) indicated that retail sales growth remained intact in October.
By Jeff Berman · September 15, 2017
Retail sales data for the month of August issued today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation were very consistent in showing sequential declines and annual gains.
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 · 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 · 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 5, 2016
Holiday sales, as defined by the NRF, are sales in the months of November and December and exclude autos, gas, and restaurant sales. And for 2016 the NRF is calling for holiday retail sales to head up 3.6 percent annually to $655.8 million.
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