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Retail Sales in the United States increased 0.58 percent in August of 2014 over the previous month. Retail Sales MoM in the United States averaged 0.37 Percent from 1992 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 6.71 Percent in October of 2001 and a record low of -3.58 Percent in October of 2008. Retail Sales MoM in the United States is reported by the U.S. Census Bureau.

   
 
 

U.S. Retail Sales


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.58 0.34 6.71 -3.58 1992 - 2014 Percent Monthly
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In the United States, the Retail sales report provides an aggregated measure of sales of retail goods and services over a specific time period. In the United States, Retail sales are seasonal, volatile and relatively important to the overall economy. This page provides - U.S. December Retail Sales Increased More Than Forecast - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - U.S. Retail Sales - was last refreshed on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.


US Retail Sales Up 0.6% in August


US retail and food services sales rose 0.6 percent to $444.4 billion in August, as consumers bought more automobiles. The July to June 2014 percent change was revised from 0.0 percent to 0.3 percent.

Retail sales in motor vehicles stores increased 1.5 percent in August. Sales in building material and garden suppliers rose 1.4 percent and those in sporting stores grew 0.9 percent.

In contrast, sales in general merchandise stores fell 0.1 percent and those in gasoline stations dropped 0.8 percent.

Core sales, which strip out automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services increased 0.4 percent in August. Retail sales excluding automobiles advanced 0.3 percent.

Year-on-year retail sales rose 5.0 percent. Total sales for the June through August 2014 period were up 4.5 percent from the same period a year ago. 

US Commerce Department | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/12/2014 1:54:06 PM


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Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-06-12 01:30 PM United States
Retail Sales MoM
May 2014 0.3% 0.5% (R) 0.6% 0.47%
2014-07-15 01:30 PM United States
Retail Sales MoM
Jun 2014 0.2% 0.5% (R) 0.6% 0.46%
2014-08-13 01:30 PM United States
Retail Sales MoM
Jul 2014 0.0% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
2014-09-12 01:30 PM United States
Retail Sales MoM
Aug 2014 0.6% 0.3% (R) 0.6% 0.53%
2014-10-15 01:30 PM United States
Retail Sales MoM
Sep 2014 0.6% 0.6%


Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 84.60 82.50 85.10 55.30 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.58 0.34 6.71 -3.58 Percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 5.00 4.20 11.20 -11.40 Percent [+]
Consumer Spending 10910.40 10844.30 10910.40 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 13021.20 12969.70 13021.20 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending -0.10 0.44 2.75 -2.02 Percent [+]
Personal Income 0.20 0.39 3.82 -4.36 Percent [+]
Personal Savings 5.30 5.30 14.60 0.80 Percent [+]
Consumer Credit 26.01 18.81 114.70 -18.00 USD Billions [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.25 3.25 20.50 2.00 Percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 45.20 44.50 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 3.60 4.90 7.60 -5.80 Percent [+]


Retail Sales MoM Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 0.40 Jul/14 0.60 8.10 -10.60 Percent [+]
Brazil -1.10 Jul/14 -0.70 3.00 -2.30 Percent [+]
Canada 1.10 Jun/14 0.90 3.70 -4.50 Percent [+]
China 0.86 Jul/14 0.95 1.57 0.19 Percent [+]
Euro Area -0.41 Jul/14 0.31 1.80 -1.75 Percent [+]
France -0.30 Jul/14 0.20 3.20 -3.50 Percent [+]
Germany -1.40 Jul/14 1.00 3.00 -4.90 Percent [+]
Indonesia 21.90 Jul/14 2.50 26.00 -22.30 Percent [+]
Italy 0.00 Jun/14 -0.60 2.80 -3.15 Percent [+]
Japan -0.49 Jul/14 0.50 7.17 -13.70 Percent [+]
Mexico 0.20 Jun/14 -0.10 3.10 -3.65 Percent [+]
Netherlands 0.00 Jun/14 -0.40 3.00 -5.80 Percent [+]
Russia 2.90 Jul/14 0.40 20.10 -27.40 Percent [+]
South Korea 0.30 Jul/14 0.10 5.70 -13.30 Percent [+]
Spain -0.20 Jul/14 -0.80 5.80 -11.10 Percent [+]
Switzerland -3.40 Jul/14 2.90 7.80 -5.40 Percent [+]
Turkey 0.50 Jul/14 0.30 9.70 -7.30 Percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.10 Jul/14 0.20 2.90 -4.10 Percent [+]
United States 0.58 Aug/14 0.34 6.71 -3.58 Percent [+]





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