Economic Indicators

Retail Sales

Last Updated 1/7/2014

The Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services provides early estimates of monthly sales for companies in the retail trade and food services sectors. This voluntary survey covers retail companies with one or more establishments that sell merchandise and related services to final consumers. These firms provide data on dollar value of retail sales for selected establishments. Retail sales measure the total receipts at stores that sell durable and nondurable goods. Consumer spending accounts for approximately two-thirds of GDP and is therefore a key element in economic growth and a key influence on stock and bond markets. Data is seasonally adjusted. Dollar figures in millions.

Feb-92 
164.26 Mar-92 
163.747 Apr-92 
164.759 May-92 
165.617 Jun-92 
166.098 Jul-92 
167.305 Aug-92 
167.797 Sep-92 
169.407 Oct-92 
170.681 Nov-92 
171.025 Dec-92 
172.995 Jan-93 
175.078 Feb-93 
173.77 Mar-93 
172.328 Apr-93 
176.766 May-93 
178.445 Jun-93 
178.201 Jul-93 
180.759 Aug-93 
180.692 Sep-93 
181.8 Oct-93 
182.91 Nov-93 
184.746 Dec-93 
186.339 Jan-94 
185.128 Feb-94 
188.077 Mar-94 
191.588 Apr-94 
191.632 May-94 
190.94 Jun-94 
193.196 Jul-94 
193.763 Aug-94 
196.157 Sep-94 
197.754 Oct-94 
199.579 Nov-94 
199.723 Dec-94 
200.67 Jan-95 
201.583 Feb-95 
198.383 Mar-95 
200.23 Apr-95 
201.048 May-95 
202.993 Jun-95 
205.507 Jul-95 
204.959 Aug-95 
206.529 Sep-95 
206.978 Oct-95 
206.157 Nov-95 
208.661 Dec-95 
210.434 Jan-96 
208.731 Feb-96 
212.011 Mar-96 
213.855 Apr-96 
214.644 May-96 
216.304 Jun-96 
216.059 Jul-96 
216.374 Aug-96 
216.355 Sep-96 
219.24 Oct-96 
221.039 Nov-96 
220.989 Dec-96 
221.898 Jan-97 
223.524 Feb-97 
225.409 Mar-97 
226.136 Apr-97 
224.588 May-97 
222.906 Jun-97 
226.048 Jul-97 
228.738 Aug-97 
229.317 Sep-97 
230.284 Oct-97 
229.822 Nov-97 
230.486 Dec-97 
231.197 Jan-98 
231.605 Feb-98 
231.664 Mar-98 
233.043 Apr-98 
235.976 May-98 
237.055 Jun-98 
238.958 Jul-98 
237.423 Aug-98 
236.412 Sep-98 
238.542 Oct-98 
242.531 Nov-98 
244.307 Dec-98 
246.577 Jan-99 
246.891 Feb-99 
249.51 Mar-99 
250.657 Apr-99 
252.418 May-99 
254.738 Jun-99 
255.472 Jul-99 
257.441 Aug-99 
260.253 Sep-99 
261.352 Oct-99 
261.825 Nov-99 
264.883 Dec-99 
269.876 Jan-00 
268.091 Feb-00 
272.026 Mar-00 
275.214 Apr-00 
270.998 May-00 
271.418 Jun-00 
273.44 Jul-00 
272.638 Aug-00 
272.954 Sep-00 
277.523 Oct-00 
276.973 Nov-00 
275.928 Dec-00 
275.727 Jan-01 
278.911 Feb-01 
278.799 Mar-01 
276.473 Apr-01 
280.798 May-01 
281.546 Jun-01 
280.393 Jul-01 
279.522 Aug-01 
281.423 Sep-01 
276.095 Oct-01 
294.613 Nov-01 
286.96 Dec-01 
283.704 Jan-02 
283.583 Feb-02 
285.061 Mar-02 
284.257 Apr-02 
288.827 May-02 
284.987 Jun-02 
287.401 Jul-02 
290.427 Aug-02 
292.593 Sep-02 
288.428 Oct-02 
289.646 Nov-02 
291.475 Dec-02 
293.812 Jan-03 
295.302 Feb-03 
291.188 Mar-03 
296.352 Apr-03 
295.656 May-03 
296.411 Jun-03 
299.679 Jul-03 
302.821 Aug-03 
307.768 Sep-03 
305.947 Oct-03 
304.857 Nov-03 
308.587 Dec-03 
307.384 Jan-04 
309.266 Feb-04 
311.444 Mar-04 
316.972 Apr-04 
313.569 May-04 
319.002 Jun-04 
315.017 Jul-04 
318.587 Aug-04 
318.997 Sep-04 
324.668 Oct-04 
326.726 Nov-04 
327.892 Dec-04 
331.902 Jan-05 
329.799 Feb-05 
332.804 Mar-05 
332.419 Apr-05 
337.992 May-05 
334.757 Jun-05 
342.841 Jul-05 
347.368 Aug-05 
342.818 Sep-05 
343.419 Oct-05 
344.697 Nov-05 
347.504 Dec-05 
347.73 Jan-06 
357.814 Feb-06 
354.495 Mar-06 
356.172 Apr-06 
358.092 May-06 
356.24 Jun-06 
357.58 Jul-06 
360.175 Aug-06 
360.657 Sep-06 
358.887 Oct-06 
358.801 Nov-06 
359.544 Dec-06 
365.057 Jan-07 
363.384 Feb-07 
364.187 Mar-07 
367.753 Apr-07 
366.063 May-07 
371.032 Jun-07 
368.651 Jul-07 
370.162 Aug-07 
371.241 Sep-07 
374.597 Oct-07 
375.105 Nov-07 
378.173 Dec-07 
375.728 Jan-08 
375.595 Feb-08 
372.016 Mar-08 
372.72 Apr-08 
374.9 May-08 
376.187 Jun-08 
377.752 Jul-08 
376.023 Aug-08 
373.932 Sep-08 
367.078 Oct-08 
353.736 Nov-08 
341.589 Dec-08 
332.965 Jan-09 
337.508 Feb-09 
336.864 Mar-09 
331.478 Apr-09 
332.457 May-09 
336.028 Jun-09 
340.552 Jul-09 
341.854 Aug-09 
349.067 Sep-09 
340.107 Oct-09 
342.862 Nov-09 
346.528 Dec-09 
347.869 Jan-10 
347.854 Feb-10 
348.269 Mar-10 
356.067 Apr-10 
358.2 May-10 
356.231 Jun-10 
355.935 Jul-10 
356.446 Aug-10 
359.108 Sep-10 
361.534 Oct-10 
366.758 Nov-10 
369.001 Dec-10 
371.152 Jan-11 
373.43 Feb-11 
376.425 Mar-11 
380.759 Apr-11 
382.726 May-11 
382.866 Jun-11 
385.784 Jul-11 
386.747 Aug-11 
387.099 Sep-11 
389.985 Oct-11 
394.706 Nov-11 
395.729 Dec-11 
394.282 Jan-12 
397.083 Feb-12 
402.385 Mar-12 
405.211 Apr-12 
404.053 May-12 
403.404 Jun-12 
399.901 Jul-12 
402.831 Aug-12 
407.723 Sep-12 
412.031 Oct-12 
411.939 Nov-12 
413.435 Dec-12 
414.652 Jan-13 
415.125 Feb-13 
419.507 Mar-13 
418.226 Apr-13 
418.973 May-13 
421.02 Jun-13 
423.842 Jul-13 
425.472 Aug-13 
426.355 Sep-13 
426.799 Oct-13 
429.39 Nov-13 
432.31
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Measured: Monthly
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