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January 2020 US Retail Sales: Multiple Sectors Register Declines Amid Overall Slower 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, selected US retailers’ same-store sales and key global consumer indicators. Click here to view our full collection of Monthly Reports.

Highlights from our January 2020 US Retail Sales Report:

We analyze the latest monthly retail sales data from the US Census Bureau. Total retail sales grew year over year in January—but far more slowly than in December. Calendar shifts pushed Black Friday and Cyber Monday six days later than in 2018, contributing to December’s strong year-over-year growth.

  • Nonstore retailers grew sales significantly in December 2019; that growth slowed but remained healthy in January.
  • Department store sales fell again in January, although not as steeply as in December.

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