Retail Sales in the United States increased 28.10 percent in May of 2021 over the same month in the previous year. A low base effect from last year is weighing on retail sales. A year earlier, retail sales shrank 5.7 percent due to the coronavirus pandemic. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Retail Sales YoY in the United States averaged 4.49 percent from 1993 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 53.40 percent in April of 2021 and a record low of -20 percent in April of 2020. This page provides - United States Retail Sales YoY - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Retail Sales YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2021.

Retail Sales YoY in the United States is expected to be 4.10 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Retail Sales YoY in the United States to stand at 1.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 1.80 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
28.10 53.40 53.40 -20.00 1993 - 2021 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-03-16 12:30 PM Feb 6.3% 9.5% 5.5%
2021-04-15 12:30 PM Mar 27.7% 6.7% 7.9%
2021-05-14 12:30 PM Apr 51.2% 29% 30.5%
2021-06-15 12:30 PM May 28.1% 53.4% 55%
2021-07-16 12:30 PM Jun 28.1% 14%
2021-08-17 12:30 PM Jul
2021-09-16 12:30 PM Aug
2021-10-15 12:30 PM Sep

United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 86.40 82.90 111.40 51.70 points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -1.30 0.90 18.10 -14.70 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 28.10 53.40 53.40 -20.00 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos -0.70 0.00 12.20 -15.10 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 13352.15 12999.09 13353.69 1403.69 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 18844.55 21902.41 21902.41 351.54 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.50 4.70 8.70 -12.70 percent [+]
Personal Income -13.10 20.90 20.90 -13.10 percent [+]
Personal Savings 14.90 27.60 33.70 2.20 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 18.61 18.58 28.00 -63.71 USD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 10343.52 10335.90 10829.94 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.25 3.25 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 56.40 54.40 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 17.60 16.40 17.60 -12.60 percent [+]
Chain Store Sales 2159.00 2056.00 15875.00 11.00 USD Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.79 0.75 1.07 0.24 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To GDP 79.50 77.80 98.60 23.60 percent of GDP [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions 113.20 112.50 121.10 57.50 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations 80.20 83.90 108.60 44.20 [+]
Consumer Confidence Price Trends 2.70 2.60 10.40 0.40 [+]


United States Retail Sales YoY
In the United States, the year-over-year change in Retail sales compares the aggregated sales of retail goods and services during a certain month to the same month a year ago.