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United States Retail Sales Mom

Last Release
Jan 2020
Actual
0.3 %
Forecast
-0.4 %
Previous
0.2 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
Mar 17, 2020
Time to Release
24 Days 10 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
6.7 %
Oct 2001
-3.9 %
Nov 2008
0.35 %1992 - 2020U.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
DATETIMEEVENT
Feb 14, 202013:30Retail Sales MoM
Jan 16, 202013:30Retail Sales MoM
Dec 13, 201913:30Retail Sales MoM
Nov 15, 201913:30Retail Sales MoM
Oct 16, 201912:30Retail Sales MoM
Sep 13, 201912:30Retail Sales MoM
Aug 15, 201912:30Retail Sales MoM

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United States consumer Indicators

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Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Bank Lending Rate
4.75
Jan 2020
4.75
Dec 2019
2
Apr 1950
20.5
Aug 1981
%Monthly1950 - 2020
Consumer Confidence
100.9
Feb 2020
99.8
Jan 2020
51.7
May 1980
111.4
Jan 2000
pointsMonthly1952 - 2020
Consumer Credit
22.06
Dec 2019
11.81
Nov 2019
-18.54
Jun 2009
29.91
Nov 2017
USD BillionMonthly1943 - 2019
Consumer Spending
13,411.94
Dec 2019
13,353.12
Sep 2019
1,403.69
Mar 1950
13,411.94
Dec 2019
USD BillionQuarterly1950 - 2019
Gasoline Prices
0.67
Jan 2020
0.67
Dec 2019
0.24
Feb 1999
1.07
Jun 2008
USD/LiterMonthly1991 - 2020
Disposable Personal Income
16,706.4
Dec 2019
16,675.8
Nov 2019
351.54
Jan 1959
16,706.4
Dec 2019
USD BillionMonthly1959 - 2019

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
0.3
Jan 2020
0.2
Dec 2019
-3.9
Nov 2008
6.7
Oct 2001
%Monthly1992 - 2020
Mexico
1.7
Nov 2019
-2.3
Oct 2019
-4.5
Dec 2005
4.1
Nov 2006
%Monthly2001 - 2019
Canada
0.9
Nov 2019
-1.1
Oct 2019
-4.5
Jan 1998
3.7
Dec 1997
%Monthly1991 - 2019
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