by Calculated Risk on 7/16/2019 08:45:00 AM
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 0.4 percent from May to June (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 3.4 percent from June 2018.
From the Census Bureau report:
Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for June 2019, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $519.9 billion, an increase of 0.4 percent from the previous month, and 3.4 percent above June 2018. … The April 2019 to May 2019 percent change was revised from up 0.5 percent to up 0.4 percent.Click on graph for larger image.
This graph shows retail sales since 1992. This is monthly retail sales and food service, seasonally adjusted (total and ex-gasoline).
Retail sales ex-gasoline were up 0.7% in June.
The second graph shows the year-over-year change in retail sales and food service (ex-gasoline) since 1993.
Retail and Food service sales, ex-gasoline, increased by 3.9% on a YoY basis.
The increase in June was above expectations, however sales in April and May were revised down. Overall a solid report.
Posted by Calculated Risk on 7/16/2019 08:45:00 AM