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September 2019 US Retail Sales: Solid Total Growth but Clothing Soft

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Coresight Research’s monthly reports keep you up to date on US and UK retail sales, US retail traffic and in-store metrics, selected US retailers’ same-store sales and key global consumer indicators. Click here to view our full collection of Monthly Reports.

Our monthly US Retail Sales Report reviews the latest sector data published by the US Census Bureau.

Highlights from our September US Retail Sales Report:

  • Total US retail sales excluding gasoline and automobiles increased 4.4% year over year in September, versus the 4.7% rise in August.
  • Clothing specialty retailers’ sales fell 0.7% in September, following August’s 2.0% increase.
  • Department store retailers posted a sales decline of 7.3%, worsening from a 4.6% decline in August.In September, nonstore retailers saw sales rise 15.6%, following a 13.8% rise in August.

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