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March 2019 US Retail Sales: Growth Seen in Most Sectors with Major Uplift in Home Improvement

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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 March US Retail Sales Report:

  • Total retail sales excluding gasoline and automobiles increased 0.7% year over year in March, a substantial slowdown from the revised 2.5% year-over-year increase in February.
  • Seasonally adjusted, only three sectors saw a sales decline year over year in March. The home-improvement sector grew 3.3% year over year in March, up from 1.1% growth in February.
  • In March, non-store retailers saw sales rise 11.6% year over year, higher than the 10.9% reported in February.

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