US Retail Sales:

396.63B USD for Aug 2014
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US Retail Sales is at a current level of 396.63B, up from 394.38B last month. This represents a monthly annualized growth rate of 6.85%, compared to a long term average annualized growth rate of 4.47%.

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Aug. 31, 2014 396.63B
July 31, 2014 394.38B
June 30, 2014 393.08B
May 31, 2014 391.52B
April 30, 2014 390.15B
March 31, 2014 387.31B
Feb. 28, 2014 381.63B
Jan. 31, 2014 378.40B
Dec. 31, 2013 381.89B
Nov. 30, 2013 381.81B
Oct. 31, 2013 380.84B
Sept. 30, 2013 378.84B
Aug. 31, 2013 378.63B
July 31, 2013 379.48B
June 30, 2013 377.42B
May 31, 2013 374.96B
April 30, 2013 372.25B
March 31, 2013 372.33B
Feb. 28, 2013 376.10B
Jan. 31, 2013 371.65B
Dec. 31, 2012 368.81B
Nov. 30, 2012 367.84B
Oct. 31, 2012 366.51B
Sept. 30, 2012 366.65B
Aug. 31, 2012 362.41B
   
July 31, 2012 357.43B
June 30, 2012 355.23B
May 31, 2012 359.24B
April 30, 2012 359.49B
March 31, 2012 361.09B
Feb. 29, 2012 358.92B
Jan. 31, 2012 354.04B
Dec. 31, 2011 351.83B
Nov. 30, 2011 353.40B
Oct. 31, 2011 352.35B
Sept. 30, 2011 348.05B
Aug. 31, 2011 345.59B
July 31, 2011 345.53B
June 30, 2011 344.52B
May 31, 2011 341.93B
April 30, 2011 343.43B
March 31, 2011 341.43B
Feb. 28, 2011 338.74B
Jan. 31, 2011 336.37B
Dec. 31, 2010 332.96B
Nov. 30, 2010 330.59B
Oct. 31, 2010 327.18B
Sept. 30, 2010 322.50B
Aug. 31, 2010 319.58B
July 31, 2010 316.62B

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US Retail Sales Summary

  • Last Value: 396.63B
  • Latest Period: Aug 2014
  • Updated: Sep 12, 2014, 8:39 AM EDT
  • Next Release: Oct 15, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Unit: USD
  • Adjustment: Seasonally Adjusted
  • Average Growth Rate: 4.47%
  • Value Previously: 394.38B
  • Change From Previous: 0.57%
  • Value One Year Ago: 378.63B
  • Change From One Year Ago: 4.75%
  • First Period: Jan 1992
  • First Value: 147.14B
  • Notes: Retail sales exclude food services. From the Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services. Seasonally adjusted. Not adjusted for inflation.

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US Retail Sales Excel Add-In Codes

  • Indicator Code: I:USRS
  • Indicator Name: =YCI("I:USRS","name")
  • Latest Value: =YCP("I:USRS")
  • Last 5 Values: =YCS("I:USRS",,-4)

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About Retail Sales

Retail sales is a substantial portion of consumer spending and an important indicator of economic health. Increased consumer spending is generally considered a sign of stability and growth.

The Retail Trade Report containing this statistic is released monthly by the Department of Commerce. It is generally the first consumer spending report released each month.
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