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Retail trade sales in United States grows in May 2018

According to refreshed data presented by U.S. Census Bureau, compared to the prior month retail trade sales climbed by 10.14%. The indicator went up from 424 946 million US Dollars to 468 034 million US Dollars, in contrast to the previous month when it decreased by 5.48 percent. The figures attained 437 604 million US Dollars in May 2017, which is a 6.81% variation compared with the prior month of the same year. This highlights a 6.95% change between May 2017 and May 2018. The overall changes for the prior 26 years hit a growth of 258.14%. Likewise, the retail trade sales is now above average of 288 315.47 million US Dollars with a modest overall raise since the start of observations. It reached its all-time high of 501 921 million US Dollars in December 2017 and record low of 130 683 million US Dollars in January 1992.

Retail trade sales in United States grows in May 2018
Date Million US Dollars Variation
May. 2018 468 034.00 10.14
Apr. 2018 424 946.00 -5.48
Mar. 2018 449 567.00 17.04
Feb. 2018 384 117.00 -1.91
Jan. 2018 391 584.00 -21.98
Dec. 2017 501 921.00 12.63
Nov. 2017 445 632.00 5.85
Oct. 2017 421 000.00 1.33
Sep. 2017 415 471.00 -4.48
Aug. 2017 434 961.00 3.58

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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