U.S. Retail Sales

Retail Sales in the United States increased 0.25 percent in June 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.

   
 
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U.S. Retail Sales


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.25 0.50 6.71 -3.58 1992 - 2014 Percent Monthly
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US Retail Sales Disappoint in June


Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for June were $439.9 billion, an increase of 0.2 percent from the previous month. Figures came below market expectations, due to a fall in auto sales.

The April to May 2014 percent change was revised from 0.3 percent to 0.5 percent. 

Retail sales in motor vehicles stores fell 0.3 percent in June from May. Sales in building material and garden suppliers shrank 1 percent and those in furniture stores fell 0.1 percent.

In contrast, sales in general merchandise stores rose 1.1 percent; sales in clothing departments increased 0.8 percent; sales in sporting stores went up 0.6 percent and those in retail and food stores rose 0.2 percent. 

Core sales, which strip out automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services increased 0.6 percent in June. Retail sales excluding automobiles advanced 0.4 percent.

Year-on-year, sales rose 4.3 percent in June. Total sales for the April through June 2014 period were up 4.5 percent from the same period a year ago. 

U.S. Census Bureau | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/15/2014 1:52:23 PM


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Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-04-14 01:30 PM United States
Retail Sales MoM
Mar 2014 1.1% 0.7% (R) 0.8% 0.48%
2014-05-13 01:30 PM United States
Retail Sales MoM
Apr 2014 0.1% 1.5% (R) 0.4% 0.36%
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 0.2% 0.51%


Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 81.30 82.50 85.10 55.30 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.25 0.50 6.71 -3.58 Percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 4.30 4.30 11.20 -11.40 Percent [+]
Consumer Spending 10859.20 10831.50 10859.20 1320.40 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 12877.20 12821.60 12877.20 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.15 0.00 2.75 -2.02 Percent [+]
Personal Income 0.40 0.30 3.82 -4.36 Percent [+]
Personal Savings 4.80 4.50 14.60 0.80 Percent [+]
Consumer Credit 19.60 26.11 114.70 -18.00 USD Billions [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.25 3.25 20.50 2.00 Percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 45.60 47.70 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 3.70 6.00 7.60 -5.80 Percent [+]





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