U.S. Retail Sales

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  1. Jonathan

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    Aug 29, 2015
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    Retail sales in the United States edged up 0.2 percent in August of 2015, slowing from an upwardly revised 0.7 percent rise in July. Figures came slightly below market forecasts, as lower gasoline prices dragged sales at gas stations down. Retail Sales MoM in the United States averaged 0.36 percent from 1992 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 6.70 percent in October of 2001 and a record low of -3.60 percent in October of 2008. Retail Sales MoM in the United States is reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. Retail sales report in the US provides aggregated measure of sales of retail goods and services over a period of a month. There are thirteen major types of retailers: Motor vehicle & parts dealers (around 20 percent of total sales), Food & beverage stores (13%), General merchandise stores (12.5%), Food services & drinking places (11%), Gasoline stations (10%), Nonstore retailers (9.2%), Building material & garden dealers (6%), Health & personal care stores (6%), Clothing & clothing accessories stores (5%), Miscellaneous store retailers (2.3%), Furniture stores (2%), Electronics & appliance stores (2%) and Sporting goods, hobby, book & music stores (1.7%). This page provides - U.S. December Retail Sales Increased More Than Forecast - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

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