The New York City skyline in the United States

United States Retail Sales (ann. var. %)

Retail Sales in United States

Retail sales bounce back in April

Retail sales expanded 0.4% in month-on-month seasonally-adjusted terms in April, which contrasted March’s 0.7% decrease. Moreover, core retail sales rose 0.7%, notably above market expectations. Higher sales of motor vehicles and parts, building materials and healthcare were partly offset by falling sales of gasoline stations, clothing and furniture, among other sectors.

The data points to solid consumer spending dynamics at the outset of Q2, notwithstanding tighter monetary policy.

United States Retail Sales Chart

This chart displays Retail Sales (ann. var. %) for United States from 2013 to 2022.

United States Retail Sales Data

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Retail Sales (ann. var. %) 4.6 4.3 3.1 0.9 18.2

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