US retail sales rose 1.2 percent from a month earlier in July 2020, easing from an upwardly revised 8.4 percent growth in June and missing market expectations of 1.9 percent advance. The latest reading suggested that a resurgence in COVID-19 infections and a reduction in unemployment benefit checks likely weighed on domestic demand. There were increases in sales at electronics & appliance stores (22.9 percent vs 37.6 percent in June), gasoline stations (6.2 percent vs 14.8 percent), miscellaneous store retailers (6.2 percent vs 21.7 percent), restaurants & bars (5.0 percent vs 26.7 percent), and health & personal care stores (3.6 percent vs 6.9 percent). At the same time, declines were seen in trade at motor vehicle & parts dealers (-1.2 percent vs 9.1 percent), building materials stores (-2.9 percent vs 0.8 percent) and sporting goods, hobby, musical instrument, & book stores (-5.0 percent vs 27.6 percent).
Retail Sales MoM in the United States averaged 0.36 percent from 1992 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 18.30 percent in May of 2020 and a record low of -14.70 percent in April of 2020. This page provides - U.S. December Retail Sales Increased More Than Forecast - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. U.S. Retail Sales - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2020. source: U.S. Census Bureau
Retail Sales MoM in the United States is expected to be 1.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Retail Sales MoM in the United States to stand at 0.30 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the U.S. Retail Sales is projected to trend around 2.40 percent in 2021 and 0.40 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.