In April, nominal retail sales increased 0.1% over the previous month. The rise was down from the revised 0.7% expansion recorded in March (previously reported: +0.8% month-on-month) but in line with market expectations. Nine out of the 13 subcategories composing the index expanded in April, with nonstore retailers recording the largest gain. Retail sales excluding autos and gas
United States Retail
Retail sales slow down in April
May 16, 2012
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Note: Month-on-month and year-on-year variation of nominal retail sales in %.
Source: United States Census Bureau.
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October 20, 2016
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October 14, 2016
In September, nominal retail sales expanded 0.6% over the previous month.
October 7, 2016
Non-farm payrolls grew 156,000 in September, which came in below August’s upwardly-revised increase of 167,000 (previously reported: +151,000).
October 3, 2016
The ISM manufacturing index increased more than expected in September and returned to expansionary territory, after a temporary setback in August.
September 27, 2016
The S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city home composite index rose 0.6% in July over the previous month.