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U.S. Retail Sales Update: January 2024 February 15, 2024

U.S. retail sales have dropped 0.5 percent over the last 3 months and grown 0.6 percent over the last 12 months.  The 12-month growth rate was well below the rate of inflation. 


U.S. Retail Sales Update: December 2023 January 17, 2024

U.S. retail sales have grown 0.7 percent over the last 3 months and 5.6 percent over the last 12 months. Both of these growth rates outpaced inflation. 


U.S. Retail Sales Update: November 2023 December 14, 2023

U.S. retail sales have grown 0.9 percent over the last 3 months and 4.1 percent over the last 12 months. Both of these growth rates outpaced inflation. 


U.S. Retail Sales Update: October 2023 November 15, 2023

U.S. retail sales have grown 1.5 percent over the last 3 months and 2.5 percent over the last 12 months. Retail sales growth has outpaced inflation over the last 3 months, but not over the last 12 months.


U.S. Retail Sales Update: September 2023 October 17, 2023

U.S. retail sales have grown 2.1 percent over the last 3 months and 3.8 percent over the last 12 months. Retail sales growth has well outpaced inflation over the last 3 months, but not over the last 12 months.


U.S. Retail Sales Update: August 2023 September 14, 2023

U.S. retail sales have grown 1.2 percent over the last 3 months and 2.5 percent over the last 12 months. Retail sales growth has outpaced inflation over the last 3 months, but not over the last 12 months.


U.S. Retail Sales Update: June 2023 July 18, 2023

U.S. retail sales have grown 1.1 percent over the last 3 months and 1.5 percent over the last 12 months. Retail sales growth has outpaced inflation over the last 3 months, but not over the last 12 months.


U.S. Retail Sales Update: May 2023 June 15, 2023

U.S. retail sales have been roughly flat (0.2 percent decline) over the last 3 months and grown 1.6 percent over the last 12 months. 


U.S. Retail Sales Update: April 2023 May 16, 2023

U.S. retail sales have dropped 0.9 percent over the last 3 months and grown 1.6 percent over the last 12 months. 


U.S. Retail Sales Update: March 2023 April 14, 2023

U.S. retail sales have grown 1.9 percent over the last 3 months and 2.9 percent over the last 12 months. Sales have grown faster than inflation over the last 3 months but slower than inflation over the last 12.


U.S. Retail Sales Update: February 2023 March 15, 2023

U.S. retail sales have grown 2 percent over the last 3 months and 5.4 percent over the last 12 months. 


U.S. Retail Sales Update: January 2023 February 15, 2023

U.S. retail sales have grown 6.4 percent over the last 12 months, but have been flat after accounting for inflation.


U.S. Retail Sales Update: December 2022 January 18, 2023

U.S. retail sales (seasonally adjusted) declined 1.1 percent from November to December. The two-month decline was 2.1 percent. In the last 30 years, two-month drops of at least 2 percent have happened around recessions. 


U.S. Retail Sales Update: November 2022 December 15, 2022

U.S. retail sales (seasonally adjusted) declined 0.6 percent from October to November. 


U.S. Retail Sales Update: October 2022 November 16, 2022

U.S. retail sales (seasonally adjusted) grew 1.3 percent from September to October.