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United States Retail Sales Mom

Last Release
Oct 2021
Actual
1.7 %
Forecast
0.2 %
Previous
0.8 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
Feb 16, 2022
Time to Release
1 Months 0 Days 2 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

US retail sales sank 1.9% mom in December, the biggest decline since February of 2021, and ending 4 straight months of strong growth amid rising omicron infections, a surge in inflation and as a large share of holiday shopping was pushed to earlier months on expectations of shipping delays. Figures compare with market forecasts of a flat reading. Biggest declines were seen in nonstore retailers (-8.7%), furniture stores (-5.5%), sporting goods (-4.3%), clothing (-3.1%), electronics (-2.9%) and general merchandise stores (-1.5%). A fall was also seen in sales at food services and drinking places (-0.8%), gasoline stations (-0.7%), food and beverages stores (-0.5%) and auto dealers (-0.4%). Year-on-year, retail sales increased 16.9% however, as historically high price increases continue to weigh.

United States Retail Sales Mom History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Jan 14, 202213:35US Retail Sales Unexpectedly Fall 1.9%
Dec 15, 202113:35US Retail Sales Rise Less than Forecast
Nov 16, 202113:37US Retail Sales Rise the Most in 7 Months
Oct 15, 202112:36US Retail Sales Post a Surprise Rise
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
DATETIMEEVENTActual
Jan 14, 202213:30Retail Sales MoM-1.9 %
Dec 15, 202113:30Retail Sales MoM0.3 %
Nov 16, 202113:30Retail Sales MoM1.7 %
Oct 15, 202112:30Retail Sales MoM0.7 %
Sep 16, 202112:30Retail Sales MoM0.7 %
Aug 17, 202112:30Retail Sales MoM-1.1 %
Jul 16, 202112:30Retail Sales MoM0.6 %

United States consumer Indicators

All United States indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Bank Lending Rate
3.25
Dec 2021
3.25
Nov 2021
2
Apr 1950
20.5
Aug 1981
%Monthly1950 - 2021
Consumer Confidence
70.6
Dec 2021
67.4
Nov 2021
51.7
May 1980
111.4
Jan 2000
pointsMonthly1952 - 2021
Consumer Credit
16.9
Oct 2021
29.91
Sep 2021
-111.95
Dec 2015
116.79
Dec 2010
USD BillionMonthly1943 - 2021
Consumer Spending
13,723.73
Sep 2021
13,665.61
Jun 2021
1,403.69
Mar 1950
13,723.73
Sep 2021
USD BillionQuarterly1950 - 2021
Gasoline Prices
0.87
Dec 2021
0.9
Nov 2021
0.24
Feb 1999
1.07
Jun 2008
USD/LiterMonthly1991 - 2021
Disposable Personal Income
18,168.77
Nov 2021
18,108.28
Oct 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
1.7
Oct 2021
0.8
Sep 2021
-14.7
Apr 2020
18.2
May 2020
%Monthly1992 - 2021
Mexico
0.2
Sep 2021
0
Aug 2021
-22.4
Apr 2020
7.8
Jun 2020
%Monthly2001 - 2021
Canada
-0.6
Sep 2021
2.1
Aug 2021
-26.4
Apr 2020
23.7
Jun 2020
%Monthly1991 - 2021

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