U.S. Retail Sales Fall 0.1% in September


Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for September, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $425.9 billion, a decrease of 0.1 percent from the previous month, but 3.2 percent above September 2012.

Total sales for the July through September 2013 period were up 4.5 percent (±0.5 percent) from the same period a year ago. The July to August 2013 percent change was unrevised from +0.2 percent (±0.2 percent). 

Retail trade sales were down 0.2 percent (±0.5 percent) from August 2013, but 3.1 percent (±0.7 percent) above last year. Nonstore retailers were up 8.9 percent (±2.1 percent) from September 2012 and miscellaneous store retailers were up 6.2 percent (±4.9 percent) from last year.  

U.S. Retail Sales Fall 0.1% in September


U.S. Census Bureau | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
10/29/2013 1:14:02 PM