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Retail trade and food services sales in United States: Increase in May 2018

In May 2018 retail trade sales increased by 9.73%, according to adjusted data issued by U.S. Census Bureau. Retail trade sales rose by 47 094 million US Dollars, versus the prior month when it went down by 5.4%. The previous year, this fluctuation reached 6.28% and the retail trade sales attained 496 410 million US Dollars the same month the year before. Between May 2017 and May 2018, the statistics reveal a 6.98% change. The overall changes for the previous 26 years hit a increase of 262.8%. Compared to its average, the retail trade sales is now higher as the mean equals 321 858.21 million US Dollars with a modest overall rise since the start of observations. It reached its all-time high of 561 418 million US Dollars in December 2017 and record low of 146 376 million US Dollars in January 1992.

Retail trade and food services sales in United States: Increase in May 2018
Date Million US Dollars Variation
May. 2018 531 045.00 9.73
Apr. 2018 483 951.00 -5.4
Mar. 2018 511 569.00 16.92
Feb. 2018 437 520.00 -1.62
Jan. 2018 444 738.00 -20.78
Dec. 2017 561 418.00 12.32
Nov. 2017 499 833.00 4.66
Oct. 2017 477 592.00 1.39
Sep. 2017 471 043.00 -4.27
Aug. 2017 492 031.00 3.15

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Main Retail Indicators

  • Retail Sales

    Sales of merchandise by establishments primarly engaged in retail trade, usually measured in value (millions or billions of national currency) or volume (number of units sold). Based on: United States Census Bureau.

  • Retailer Revenue

  • Retail Inventories

    Value, at cost, of the merchandise available for sale, usually expressed in millions of national currency. Based on: United States Census Bureau.

  • Online Shopping Penetration

    Number of individuals doing online shopping, usually measured per 100 inhabitants. It is an indicator of the adoption of online shopping among the population.

  • Online Retail Sales

    Value of transactions in USD million or can also be measured as % of total turnover. All transactions carried out over webpages, extranet or EDI system.

  • Online Expenditure

    Value of expenditure made online by households in a country at a given date. Usually expressed in millions or billions of national currency.

  • Pharmacist Density

  • Online Purchaser

    Number of online purchases by type of product, usually measured in thousands of purchases.

  • Wholesale Turnover