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United States Retail Sales Mom

Last Release
Aug 2021
Actual
0.7 %
Forecast
N/A
Previous
-1.8 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
Oct 15, 2021
Time to Release
17 Days 12 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
18.2 %
May 2020
-14.7 %
Apr 2020
0.39 %1992 - 2021U.S. Census Bureau
Retail sales report in the US provides aggregated measure of sales of retail goods and services over a period of a month. There are thirteen major types of retailers: Motor vehicle & parts dealers (around 20 percent of total sales), Food & beverage stores (13%), General merchandise stores (12.5%), Food services & drinking places (11%), Gasoline stations (10%), Nonstore retailers (9.2%), Building material & garden dealers (6%), Health & personal care stores (6%), Clothing & clothing accessories stores (5%), Miscellaneous store retailers (2.3%), Furniture stores (2%), Electronics & appliance stores (2%) and Sporting goods, hobby, book & music stores (1.7%).

Latest Updates

Retail sales in the US unexpectedly rose 0.7% mom in August of 2021, following an upwardly revised 1.8% fall in July, and beating market forecasts of a 0.8% drop. Sales rose the most for nonstore retailers (5.3%), furniture (3.7%), general merchandise stores (3.5%) and food and beverages stores (1.8%). Sales also went up for miscellaneous stores (1.4%), building material & garden equipment (0.9%), gasoline stations (0.2%) and health (0.2%). Such increases were able to offset a flat reading for food services and drinking places as the coronavirus delta variant spreads and a 3.6% drop in auto sales due to product shortages. Other decreases were also seen for electronics stores (-3.1%) and sporting goods, hobby, musical instrument and books (-2.7%). Excluding autos, retail sales jumped 1.8%.

United States Retail Sales Mom History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Sep 16, 202112:36US Retail Sales Unexpectedly Rise in August
Aug 17, 202112:31US Retail Sales Fall More than Forecast
Jul 16, 202112:34US Retail Sales Unexpectedly Rise in June
Jan 16, 202014:13US Retail Sales Rise 0.3% in December
Dec 13, 201915:20US Retail Sales Rise Less than Forecast
Nov 15, 201913:52US Retail Sales Rebound in October
Oct 16, 201913:04US Retail Sales Post Biggest Drop in 7 Months
DATETIMEEVENTActual
Sep 16, 202112:30Retail Sales MoM0.7 %
Aug 17, 202112:30Retail Sales MoM-1.1 %
Jul 16, 202112:30Retail Sales MoM0.6 %
Jun 15, 202112:30Retail Sales MoM-1.3 %
May 14, 202112:30Retail Sales MoM0
Apr 15, 202112:30Retail Sales MoM9.8 %
Mar 16, 202112:30Retail Sales MoM-3 %

United States consumer Indicators

All United States indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Bank Lending Rate
3.25
Aug 2021
3.25
Jul 2021
2
Apr 1950
20.5
Aug 1981
%Monthly1950 - 2021
Consumer Confidence
71
Sep 2021
70.3
Aug 2021
51.7
May 1980
111.4
Jan 2000
pointsMonthly1952 - 2021
Consumer Credit
17
Jul 2021
37.69
Jun 2021
-111.95
Dec 2015
116.79
Dec 2010
USD BillionMonthly1943 - 2021
Consumer Spending
13,660.18
Jun 2021
13,282.69
Mar 2021
1,403.69
Mar 1950
13,660.18
Jun 2021
USD BillionQuarterly1950 - 2021
Gasoline Prices
0.83
Aug 2021
0.83
Jul 2021
0.24
Feb 1999
1.07
Jun 2008
USD/LiterMonthly1991 - 2021
Disposable Personal Income
18,048.1
Jul 2021
17,850
Jun 2021
351.54
Jan 1959
21,902.41
Mar 2021
USD BillionMonthly1959 - 2021

Retail Sales Mom across North America

Retail Sales Mom global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Puerto Rico
1.4
Sep 2016
0.54
Aug 2016
-4.74
Oct 2008
6.14
Apr 2005
%Monthly2005 - 2016
United States
0.7
Aug 2021
-1.8
Jul 2021
-14.7
Apr 2020
18.2
May 2020
%Monthly1992 - 2021
Mexico
-0.4
Jul 2021
-0.6
Jun 2021
-22.4
Apr 2020
7.8
Jun 2020
%Monthly2001 - 2021
Canada
-0.6
Jul 2021
4.2
Jun 2021
-26.4
Apr 2020
23.7
Jun 2020
%Monthly1991 - 2021

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