The retail and services category consists of indicators which provide figures on various aspects of the retail and services sectors of the economy. These include sales for a multitude of sections of retail and services as well as indexes meant to provide a measure of activity in the sector.

Last Updated: Feb 15 2024, 08:32 EST Next Release: Mar 14 2024, 08:30 EDT

The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the Advance Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services Survey to provide

Major Advance Monthly Retail Trade Report Indicators

Last Updated: Feb 16 2024, 08:33 EST Next Release: Mar 18 2024, 08:30 EDT

The Business Leaders Survey is a monthly survey conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York that asks companies across its District - which includes New York State, Northern New Jersey, and Fairfield County, Connecticut - about recent and expected trends in key business indicators. Participants from the service sector respond to a questionnaire and report on a variety of indicators, both in terms of recent and expected changes. 

The survey is sent on the first business day of each month to the same pool of about 150 business executives, usually the president or CEO, in the region's service sector. In a typical month, about 100 responses are received by around the tenth of the month when the survey closes.

Major Business Leaders Survey Indicators

Last Updated: Feb 16 2024, 08:30 EST Next Release: Mar 15 2024, 08:30 EDT

Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey provides information on the performance of the wholesale trade sector and is an important indicator of the health of the Canadian economy. In addition, the business community uses the data to analyse market performance.

Major Canada Wholesale Trade Indicators

Indicator Period Value % CHG PREV
Alberta Wholesale Sales Dec 2023 32.50B CAD -8.39%
British Columbia Wholesale Sales Dec 2023 10.40B CAD -8.92%
Canada Wholesale Sales Dec 2023 117.62B CAD -4.11%
Canada Wholesale Sales MoM Dec 2023 -4.11% --
Manitoba Wholesale Sales Dec 2023 3.181B CAD -10.38%
New Brunswick Wholesale Sales Dec 2023 1.231B CAD -5.73%
Nova Scotia Wholesale Sales Dec 2023 1.255B CAD -5.30%
Ontario Wholesale Sales Dec 2023 45.79B CAD -0.02%
Prince Edward Island Wholesale Sales Dec 2023 121.12M CAD -4.71%
Quebec Wholesale Sales Dec 2023 17.70B CAD -1.18%
Saskatchewan Wholesale Sales Dec 2023 4.672B CAD -1.26%
Last Updated: Feb 6 2024, 10:01 EST Next Release: Mar 6 2024, 10:00 EST

The European Retail Trade report contains data on retail trade in Europe. Retail trade is major indicator on the current state of the economy. Included in this report is both data indexed to 2015 as well as both change from the previous period and the year-over-year change.

Major European Retail Trade Indicators

Last Updated: Feb 15 2024, 02:02 EST Next Release: Feb 29 2024, 02:00 EST

This report contains statistics on German Retail Sales and Employment.

Major Germany Retail Trade Indicators

Indicator Period Value % CHG PREV
Germany Real Retail Sales Dec 2023 110.20 -1.61%
Germany Real Retail Sales MoM Dec 2023 -1.60% --
Germany Real Retail Sales YoY Dec 2023 -4.40% --
Germany Retail Sales Dec 2023 136.40 -1.16%
Germany Retail Sales MoM Dec 2023 -1.20% --
Last Updated: Feb 5 2024, 10:02 EST Next Release: Mar 5 2024, 10:00 EST

The Services ISM Report On Business is based on data compiled from purchasing and supply executives nationwide. Survey responses reflect the change, if any, in the current month compared to the previous month. A Services PMI above 49.2 percent, over time, indicates that the overall economy, is generally expanding; below 49.2 percent, it is generally declining.

Major ISM Services Report On Business Indicators

Indicator Period Value % CHG PREV
US ISM Services Backlog Index Jan 2024 51.40 4.05%
US ISM Services Business Activity Index Jan 2024 55.80 0.00%
US ISM Services Employment Index Jan 2024 50.50 15.30%
US ISM Services Exports Index Jan 2024 56.10 11.31%
US ISM Services Imports Index Jan 2024 59.90 21.50%
US ISM Services Inventories Index Jan 2024 49.10 -1.01%
US ISM Services Inventory Sentiment Index Jan 2024 59.30 7.23%
US ISM Services New Orders Index Jan 2024 55.00 4.17%
US ISM Services PMI Jan 2024 53.40 5.74%
US ISM Services Prices Paid Index Jan 2024 64.00 12.87%
US ISM Services Supplier Deliveries Index Jan 2024 52.40 5.86%
Last Updated: Feb 8 2024, 10:01 EST Next Release: Mar 6 2024, 10:00 EST

The Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey tracks month-to-month trends for sales and inventories of US merchant wholesalers, excluding manufacturers' sales branches and offices.

Major Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey Indicators

Indicator Period Value % CHG PREV
US Wholesale Inventories Dec 2023 897.21B USD 0.36%
US Wholesale Inventories MoM Dec 2023 0.36% --
US Wholesale Inventories YoY Dec 2023 -2.73% --
US Wholesale Inventories: Durable Goods Dec 2023 564.48B USD 0.64%
US Wholesale Inventories: Nondurable Goods Dec 2023 332.73B USD -0.11%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio Dec 2023 1.34 0.00%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Durable Goods Dec 2023 1.81 -0.55%
US Wholesale Inventory Sales Ratio: Nondurable Goods Dec 2023 0.93 0.00%
US Wholesale Sales Dec 2023 670.88B USD 0.72%
US Wholesale Sales MoM Dec 2023 0.72% --
US Wholesale Sales YoY Dec 2023 1.60% 317.5%
US Wholesale Sales: Durable Goods Dec 2023 311.33B USD 0.98%
US Wholesale Sales: Nondurable Goods Dec 2023 359.56B USD 0.49%
Last Updated: Feb 20 2024, 12:03 EST Next Release: May 17 2024, 10:00 EDT

On a quarterly basis, the Quarterly E-Commerce Report is published. This report provides a single quarterly estimate measuring all retail e-commerce sales captured by the Monthly Retail Trade Survey.

Major Quarterly E-Commerce Report Indicators

Indicator Period Value % CHG PREV
US E-Commerce Sales Q4 2023 285.22B USD 0.81%
US E-Commerce Sales as Percent of Retail Sales Q4 2023 15.60% 0.65%
US E-Commerce Sales QoQ Q4 2023 0.81% -55.50%
US E-Commerce Sales TTM Q4 2023 1.118T USD 1.81%
US E-Commerce Sales YoY Q4 2023 7.50% 5.33%
Last Updated: Dec 12 2023, 10:01 EST Next Release: Mar 13 2024, 10:00 EDT

The Quarterly Services Survey provides timely revenue performance data with respect to the service industry.

Major Quarterly Services Survey Indicators

Last Updated: Oct 24 2023, 10:02 EDT Next Release: May 29 2024, 10:00 EDT

The Survey of Service Sector Activity is taken by various retailers, wholesalers, and other non-retail services. The respondents provide information on sales revenues, inventories, and shopper traffic, as well as information on employment, wages, and prices.

Major Richmond Fed Survey of Service Sector Activity Indicators

Indicator Period Value % CHG PREV
Richmond Fed Service Average Wages Index Oct 2023 30.00 42.86%
Richmond Fed Service Expected Product Demand Index Oct 2023 2.00 -92.00%
Richmond Fed Service Number of Employees Index Oct 2023 15.00 400.0%
Richmond Fed Service Revenues Index Oct 2023 -11.00 --
Richmond Fed Services Price Trends Oct 2023 4.46% -8.42%
Last Updated: Jan 26 2024, 10:02 EST Next Release: Feb 28 2024, 10:30 EST (R)

Supplemental Estimates for motor vehicles provide unit data on unadjusted and seasonally adjusted auto and truck sales, domestic auto production, Canadian and Mexican auto imports, auto exports, and domestic auto inventories.

Major Supplemental Estimates Indicators

Indicator Period Value % CHG PREV
US Auto Sales Dec 2023 255.67K 7.58%
US Automobile Exports Nov 2023 79.99K 8.11%
US Automobile Imports from Canada Nov 2023 51.30K -3.23%
US Automobile Imports from Mexico Nov 2023 89.64K 9.20%
US Domestic Auto Sales Dec 2023 189.15K 4.48%
US Foreign Auto Sales Dec 2023 67.83K -4.63%
US Heavy Truck Sales Dec 2023 38.24K -4.45%
US Light Truck Sales Dec 2023 1.183M 19.98%
US Total Vehicle Sales Dec 2023 16.35M 3.03%
US Total Vehicle Sales Dec 2023 1.485M 17.66%
US Total Vehicle Sales YoY Dec 2023 16.41% 123.6%
Last Updated: Feb 27 2024, 10:31 EST Next Release: Mar 26 2024, 10:30 EDT

The Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey is a monthly survey of area service sector businesses. Firm executives report on how business conditions have changed for a number of indicators such as revenue, employment, prices and company outlook.

Major Texas Retail Outlook Survey Indicators

Indicator Period Value % CHG PREV
Texas Retail Business Activity Index Feb 2024 -18.00 --
Texas Retail Company Outlook Index Feb 2024 -5.00 --
Texas Retail Employment Index Feb 2024 2.40 --
Texas Retail Future Business Activity Index Feb 2024 -0.90 --
Texas Retail Future Company Outlook Index Feb 2024 4.20 --
Texas Retail Future Revenue Index Feb 2024 8.70 -54.45%
Last Updated: Feb 27 2024, 10:31 EST Next Release: Mar 26 2024, 10:30 EDT

The Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey is a monthly survey of area service sector businesses. Firm executives report on how business conditions have changed for a number of indicators such as revenue, employment, prices and company outlook.

Major Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey Indicators

Last Updated: Feb 16 2024, 04:31 EST Next Release: Mar 22 2024, 05:30 EDT

Retail Sales Index time series is a first estimate of retail sales in value and volume terms for Great Britain, seasonally and non-seasonally adjusted.

Major UK Retail Sales Indicators

Indicator Period Value % CHG PREV
UK Retail Sales excluding Fuel MoM Jan 2024 3.20% --
UK Retail Sales excluding Fuel YoY Jan 2024 0.70% --
UK Retail Sales MoM Jan 2024 3.40% --
UK Retail Sales YoY Jan 2024 0.70% --
UK Retail Sales: Predominantly Food MoM Jan 2024 3.40% --
UK Retail Sales: Predominantly Non-Food MoM Jan 2024 3.00% --

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