US 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 $387.8 billion, an increase of 0.1 percent (±0.5%)* from the previous month, and 8.1 percent (±0.7%) above June 2010. Total sales for the April through June 2011 period were up 7.7 percent (±0.5%) from the same period a year ago. The April to May 2011 percent change was revised from -0.2 percent (±0.5%)* to -0.1 percent (±0.2%)*.

Retail trade sales were up 0.2 percent (±0.5%)* from May 2011, and 8.5 percent (±0.7%) above last year.

Gasoline stations sales were up 23.6 percent (±1.7%) from June 2010 and nonstore retailers sales were up 12.3 percent (±3.0%) from last year.

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