US Change in Retail Sales:

0.16% Chg Mnth for Oct 2017
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US Change in Retail Sales is at 0.16%, compared to 2.11% last month and 0.65% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 0.35%.

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Oct. 31, 2017 0.16%
Sept. 30, 2017 2.11%
Aug. 31, 2017 -0.09%
July 31, 2017 0.53%
June 30, 2017 -0.09%
May 31, 2017 -0.01%
April 30, 2017 0.41%
March 31, 2017 0.13%
Feb. 28, 2017 -0.23%
Jan. 31, 2017 0.36%
Dec. 31, 2016 1.13%
Nov. 30, 2016 0.23%
Oct. 31, 2016 0.65%
Sept. 30, 2016 0.61%
Aug. 31, 2016 0.02%
July 31, 2016 -0.18%
June 30, 2016 1.12%
May 31, 2016 0.33%
April 30, 2016 0.67%
March 31, 2016 0.04%
Feb. 29, 2016 0.43%
Jan. 31, 2016 -0.88%
Dec. 31, 2015 0.33%
Nov. 30, 2015 0.41%
Oct. 31, 2015 -0.31%
   
Sept. 30, 2015 -0.03%
Aug. 31, 2015 -0.01%
July 31, 2015 0.71%
June 30, 2015 -0.03%
May 31, 2015 1.01%
April 30, 2015 0.25%
March 31, 2015 1.64%
Feb. 28, 2015 -0.54%
Jan. 31, 2015 -0.62%
Dec. 31, 2014 -1.01%
Nov. 30, 2014 0.37%
Oct. 31, 2014 0.31%
Sept. 30, 2014 -0.31%
Aug. 31, 2014 0.73%
July 31, 2014 -0.11%
June 30, 2014 0.31%
May 31, 2014 0.19%
April 30, 2014 0.84%
March 31, 2014 1.15%
Feb. 28, 2014 1.33%
Jan. 31, 2014 -0.90%
Dec. 31, 2013 0.69%
Nov. 30, 2013 0.12%
Oct. 31, 2013 0.35%
Sept. 30, 2013 0.09%

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US Change in Retail Sales Summary

  • Last Value: 0.16%
  • Latest Period: Oct 2017
  • Updated: Nov 15, 2017, 08:32 EST
  • Next Release: Dec 14, 2017, 08:30 EST
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Unit: Percent Change From Month Ago
  • Adjustment: Seasonally Adjusted
  • Long Term Average: 0.35%
  • Value Previously: 2.11%
  • Change From Previous: -92.23%
  • Value One Year Ago: 0.65%
  • Change From One Year Ago: -74.79%
  • First Period: Feb 1992
  • First Value: 0.24%
  • 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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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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