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Retail trade net sales, receipts, and operating revenues in United States: Decline in Q1 of 2018

Retail trade sales declined by 6.12% compared with the prior quarter, updated numbers from U.S. Census Bureau show. The indicator decreased by 48 176 thousand US Dollars, contrarily to the previous quarter when it went up by 8.8%. The year before, this variation hit -8.11 percent and the variable reached 690 375 thousand US Dollars in Q1 2017. This shows a 7.01 percent shift between Q1 2017 and Q1 2018. United States saw a raise of 107.27% in retail trade sales during the last 17 years. Likewise, the retail trade sales is now greater than its average which equals 535 929.14 thousand US Dollars with a negligible overall increase since the start of time series. It attained its all-time high of 786 943 thousand US Dollars in Q4 of 2017 and record low of 318 014 thousand US Dollars in 1Q 2001.

Retail trade net sales, receipts, and operating revenues in United States: Decline in Q1 of 2018
Date Thousand US Dollars Variation
Q1 2018 738 767.00 -6.12
Q4 2017 786 943.00 8.8
Q3 2017 723 288.00 0.52
Q2 2017 719 546.00 4.23
Q1 2017 690 375.00 -8.11
Q4 2016 751 312.00 8.21
Q3 2016 694 279.00 =
Q2 2016 694 267.00 4.51
Q1 2016 664 276.00 -7.41
Q4 2015 717 422.00 6.96

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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