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July 2019 US Retail Sales: Growth Accelerates in Most Sectors

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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 July US Retail Sales Report:

  • Total US retail sales excluding gasoline and automobiles increased 5.6% year over year in July, strengthening from the 2.2% year-over-year rise in June.
  • Furniture and home-furnishing store sales rose 2.0% year over year in July, following June’s 2.9% decrease. The clothing sector saw sales slip 1.6% in July, following a 2.4% drop in June. Department store retailers posted a sales decline of 3.6%, following June’s 5.5% decline.
  • In July, nonstore retailers saw sales rise 19.3% year over year, following the 11.9% year-over-year rise in June. This sector may have been boosted by Amazon Prime Day, which fell in mid-July.

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