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United States Retail Sales Mom

Last Release
Jan 2021
Actual
5.3 %
Forecast
-0.3 %
Previous
-1 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
Mar 16, 2021
Time to Release
10 Days 9 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
18.2 %
May 2020
-14.7 %
Apr 2020
0.37 %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 United States increased 0.3 percent month-over-month in December of 2019, following an upwardly revised 0.3 percent gain in the previous month and matching market expectations. Sales rebounded for food and drinks, clothes, and electronics and appliances and rose faster for gasoline. In contrast, sales of motor vehicles declined. Considering full 2019, retail sales went up 3.6 percent, after a near 5 percent gain in 2018 which was the largest in six years and reflected a boost from tax cuts.

United States Retail Sales Mom History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
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
Sep 13, 201912:49US Retail Sales Rise More than Expected
Aug 15, 201913:01US Retail Sales Rise More than Expected
Jul 16, 201912:47US Retail Sales Beat Expectations
DATETIMEEVENTActual
Feb 17, 202113:30Retail Sales MoM5.3 %
Jan 15, 202113:30Retail Sales MoM-0.7 %
Dec 16, 202013:30Retail Sales MoM-1.1 %
Nov 17, 202013:30Retail Sales MoM0.3 %
Oct 16, 202012:30Retail Sales MoM1.9 %
Sep 16, 202012:30Retail Sales MoM0.6 %
Aug 14, 202012:30Retail Sales MoM1.2 %

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United States consumer Indicators

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Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Bank Lending Rate
3.25
Jan 2021
3.25
Dec 2020
2
Apr 1950
20.5
Aug 1981
%Monthly1950 - 2021
Consumer Confidence
76.8
Feb 2021
79
Jan 2021
51.7
May 1980
111.4
Jan 2000
pointsMonthly1952 - 2021
Consumer Credit
-1.31
Jan 2021
9.73
Dec 2020
-111.95
Dec 2015
116.79
Dec 2010
USD BillionMonthly1943 - 2021
Consumer Spending
13,000.26
Dec 2020
12,924.72
Sep 2020
1,403.69
Mar 1950
13,413.81
Dec 2019
USD BillionQuarterly1950 - 2020
Gasoline Prices
0.66
Feb 2021
0.62
Jan 2021
0.24
Feb 1999
1.07
Jun 2008
USD/LiterMonthly1991 - 2021
Disposable Personal Income
19,217.7
Jan 2021
17,338.6
Dec 2020
351.54
Jan 1959
19,217.7
Jan 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
5.3
Jan 2021
-1
Dec 2020
-14.7
Apr 2020
18.2
May 2020
%Monthly1992 - 2021
Mexico
-2.4
Dec 2020
3.3
Nov 2020
-22.4
Apr 2020
7.8
Jun 2020
%Monthly2001 - 2020
Canada
-3.4
Dec 2020
1.3
Nov 2020
-26.4
Apr 2020
23.7
Jun 2020
%Monthly1991 - 2020

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