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Coresight Bites: US Retail Sales, October 2021—Strong Sales Growth Implies Earlier Holiday Season Than Usual

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  • Coresight Research’s monthly reports keep you up to date on retail sales (in total and by sector) and key consumer indicators, focusing on the US, the UK and China.
  • 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.
  • Coresight Research’s measure of core retail sales is the unadjusted year-over-year change, excluding gasoline and automobiles. As recently reported by the US Census Bureau, October 2021 saw healthy growth versus both 2020 and 2019, despite the month also seeing declining consumer sentiment and the largest increase in consumer prices in 30 years.

Click the image to read more about October retail sales. Read our Mid-Holiday Macro Update for a review of macroeconomic metrics and their impacts on US retail for the 2021 holiday shopping season.