June Retail Sales Figures Released


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 $360.2 billion, a decrease of 0.5 percent (±0.5%)* from the previous month, but 4.8 percent (±0.7%) above June 2009. Total sales for the April through June 2010 period were up 6.8 percent (±0.3%) from the same period a year ago. The April to May 2010 percent change was revised from -1.2 percent (±0.5%) to -1.1 percent (±0.2%).
Retail trade sales were down 0.6 percent (±0.5%) from May 2010, but 5.0 percent (±0.7%) above last year. Nonstore retailers sales were up 12.1 percent (±2.1%) from June 2009 and gasoline stations sales were up 8.8 percent (±1.8%) from last year.
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