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Retail trade (except auto) sales in United States declines in April 2018

Retail trade sales diminished barely by 4.12 percent compared to March, according to new figures announced by U.S. Census Bureau. Retail trade sales negligibly decreased by 13 914 million US Dollars, in comparison to the prior month when it grew by 15.3 percent. When looking at 2017, it can be noticed that the indicator was going down by -2.02% and attained 311 848 million US Dollars in April. In brief, the variable was 3.93% larger in April 2017 than in April of the year after. United States saw a rise of 221.3% in retail trade sales during the last 26 years. As well as the retail trade sales is now above average of 220 380.63 million US Dollars with a modest overall increase since the start of time series. It reached its all-time high of 400 746 million US Dollars in December 2017 and record low of 100 027 million US Dollars in February 1992.

Retail trade (except auto) sales in United States declines in April 2018
Date Million US Dollars Variation
Apr. 2018 324 101.00 -4.12
Mar. 2018 338 015.00 15.3
Feb. 2018 293 170.00 -3.02
Jan. 2018 302 309.00 -24.56
Dec. 2017 400 746.00 14.49
Nov. 2017 350 030.00 8.44
Oct. 2017 322 788.00 2.57
Sep. 2017 314 688.00 -4.44
Aug. 2017 329 302.00 3.94
Jul. 2017 316 827.00 -1.78

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  • 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

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  • Pharmacist Density

  • Online Purchaser

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

  • Wholesale Turnover