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June 2019 US Retail Sales: Slowdown Seen Across Sectors, Nonstore Retailers Continue Growth Trajectory

Coresight Research

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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 June US Retail Sales Report:

  • Total US retail sales excluding gasoline and automobiles increased 2.3% year over year in June, weakening from the 2.8% year-over-year rise in May.
  • Furniture and home-furnishing stores sales fell 1.7% year over in June, following May’s 0.7% increase. The clothing sector saw sales slip 1.6% in June, following a 2.3% drop in May and a 3.9% increase in April. Department store retailers posted a sales decline of 5.4%, following May’s 5.2% decline, further worsening from a 0.9% fall in April.
  • In June, nonstore retailers saw sales rise 11.6% year on year, following the 11.7% year over year rise in May but slower than the 12.9% reported in April.

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