Economic Indicators

Retail Sales

Last Updated 11/14/2014

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 billions.

Jan-92 
164.083 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 
360.651 Sep-06 
358.891 Oct-06 
358.802 Nov-06 
359.543 Dec-06 
365.061 Jan-07 
363.393 Feb-07 
364.185 Mar-07 
367.745 Apr-07 
366.067 May-07 
371.023 Jun-07 
368.65 Jul-07 
370.161 Aug-07 
371.253 Sep-07 
374.596 Oct-07 
375.105 Nov-07 
378.172 Dec-07 
375.731 Jan-08 
375.736 Feb-08 
372.211 Mar-08 
372.677 Apr-08 
374.766 May-08 
376.189 Jun-08 
377.677 Jul-08 
375.974 Aug-08 
373.866 Sep-08 
367.045 Oct-08 
353.91 Nov-08 
341.433 Dec-08 
332.902 Jan-09 
337.819 Feb-09 
336.96 Mar-09 
331.405 Apr-09 
332.395 May-09 
336.089 Jun-09 
340.42 Jul-09 
341.937 Aug-09 
348.823 Sep-09 
340.103 Oct-09 
342.865 Nov-09 
346.477 Dec-09 
347.748 Jan-10 
348.415 Feb-10 
348.453 Mar-10 
356.026 Apr-10 
358.169 May-10 
356.189 Jun-10 
355.76 Jul-10 
356.308 Aug-10 
358.749 Sep-10 
361.516 Oct-10 
366.675 Nov-10 
368.877 Dec-10 
371.303 Jan-11 
374.28 Feb-11 
377.071 Mar-11 
380.543 Apr-11 
382.397 May-11 
382.666 Jun-11 
385.357 Jul-11 
386.295 Aug-11 
386.329 Sep-11 
389.662 Oct-11 
394.047 Nov-11 
394.965 Dec-11 
393.874 Jan-12 
397.866 Feb-12 
402.736 Mar-12 
404.246 Apr-12 
402.931 May-12 
402.726 Jun-12 
398.777 Jul-12 
401.097 Aug-12 
406.141 Sep-12 
410.686 Oct-12 
410.386 Nov-12 
412.17 Dec-12 
413.585 Jan-13 
416.542 Feb-13 
420.654 Mar-13 
416.983 Apr-13 
417.661 May-13 
420.14 Jun-13 
422.134 Jul-13 
423.729 Aug-13 
423.917 Sep-13 
423.776 Oct-13 
426.522 Nov-13 
428.205 Dec-13 
427.827 Jan-14 
423.937 Feb-14 
427.554 Mar-14 
434.018 Apr-14 
436.73 May-14 
438.605 Jun-14 
440.328 Jul-14 
441.506 Aug-14 
444.15 Sep-14 
443.002 Oct-14 
444.491
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Measured: Monthly
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