Friday, July 13, 2007

Retail Sales, June

by Tanta on 7/13/2007 08:34:00 AM

From the Census Bureau, "Advance Monthly Sales for Retail Trade and Food Services":

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for June, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $373.9 billion, a decrease of 0.9 percent (±0.7%) from the previous month, but 3.8 percent (±0.7%) above June 2006. Total sales for the April through June 2007 period were up 3.9 percent (±0.5%) from the same period a year ago. The April to May 2007 percent change was revised from +1.4 percent (± 0.7%) to +1.5 percent (± 0.3%).

Retail trade sales were down 1.0 percent (±0.7%) from May 2007, but were 3.5 percent (±0.8%) above last year. Nonstore retailers were up 9.5 percent (±4.5%) from June 2006 and sales of health and personal care stores were up 7.0 percent (±1.7%) from last year.

You don't get the pretty updated chart you usually get because CR is spending a long weekend getting high climbing mountains and he doesn't let me mess with his charts. Last month's chart is here.