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August 2020 US Retail Sales: Further Strong Year-over-Year Growth

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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 and key global consumer indicators. Click here to view our full collection of Monthly Reports.

Complementing our monthly reports, the Coresight Research US Retail Sales Databank brings together retail sales data to help you understand the scale and trajectory of US retail.

Highlights from our August 2020 US Retail Sales Report:

Amid still difficult circumstances, US retail sales continued to rebound strongly in August, though at a slower pace compared to July, fueled by strong growth in several sectors.

However, total US retail sales showed further strong growth momentum, driven by multiple nonfood sectors—including sports and leisure goods and home improvement. Using data from the US Census Bureau, this report looks at which retail sectors saw sales surge and which did not do well in August 2020.

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